Camille Blyth is a passionate eco dyer, with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Writing and Textiles. Camille will be running a three hour workshop this winter to explore the dyeing capabilities of different fibres made from natural materials.
In this workshop you will:
- Understand different fabric types
- Understand how sustainable each fabric type is
- Learn the basics of creating a dye from different natural materials
The aim of the session is to understand how natural dyeing works, and how different fabrics and dye bases interact. From this workshop you will be able to create your own dyes at home!
The dyes we create contain no chemicals and are safe to pour onto the garden with low to zero environmental impact.. All the materials we use to create the dyes are commonly found items and can be sourced from your kitchen, garden or local bushlands.
We will be dying in small batches using sample sized swatches in linen, cotton, silk, hemp and wool.
The dye techniques demonstrated are not necessarily permanent and will fade with washing, this will be discussed during the workshop.
Places are limited and bookings are essential.
NOTE: Course notes will be provided.