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Eco Dyeing Workshop Using Silk, Linen and Wool

14 October 2018

Class Artwork – Eco Dyeing Workshop using Silk, Linen and Wool
Tutor: Amanda Farquharson
1 day workshop
Sunday 14th October 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
16 – Adult
Beginners to Intermediate

An elementary starting level course on eco-colour extracted from natural sources, onto fabric & paper through steam or immersion using simple eco-colour “bundle & wrap” techniques.

This one-day workshop looks at the wonderful colours sourced from nature. Working with silk we will use mordants to bind colour & modifiers to alter colours, while noting their significance & impact on dyeing silk, wool & paper as we create unique scarves/hankies and a booklet.

If you have access to eucalyptus, rose petals, marigold, interesting leaf shapes or other colour sources you’d like to test, bring a handful or two. Eucalyptus Cinerea (Silver dollar) is an especially vibrant colour source.

If you wish, you can also bring a small item of scoured, (freshly washed in mild soap) uncoloured wool or silk to test in the dye baths.

A Materials Fee of $35, payable to the tutor on the day, includes 1 metre of silk to dye, water colour paper to make a booklet, mordants, modifyers, a range of  plant materials and equipment.

Please wear sturdy, covered shoes.

What to bring

  • Notebook
  • Apron
  • Scissors
  • Small amount of plant material you wish to try using – see above suggestions  (optional)
  • Plastic shopping bag to take a wet bundle for extended dyeing
  • Your lunch
  • Your curious creative spirit!

 

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Class Artwork – Eco Dyeing Workshop using Silk, Linen and Wool
Tutor: Amanda Farquharson
1 day workshop
Sunday 14th October 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
16 – Adult
Beginners to Intermediate