Discover nature's colour pallet in our natural textile dying workshop. You'll learn how to select and prepare textiles for dying, and how to harvest dye plant materials (flowers, leaves). Then it's time for you to embrace your creativity and put colour to cloth under the guidance of an experienced textile artist. You’ll explore various ways of applying plant colour prints to fabric and paper to create colourful and beautiful designs. During this half day course you'll produce a sample, some beautiful paper & two silk scarves to take home to begin your journey into natural textile dying.
2.5 hr workshop
Includes morning tea and all materials.
Natural Textile Dyeing
ECO PRINT Workshop
NEWCASTLE: The Creator Incubator is where creativity happens. A thriving shed full of artist studios located in eclectic Hamilton, Newcastle. Join us for a workshop and make sure you leave time to visit the gallery and take a wander through studios while you're here!
LAKE MAC: Visit the studio of Michelle Leilani, nestled on the edge of the bush where the bower birds call home, you'll enjoy working in the outdoor studio in a converted horse stable, surrounded by a thriving permaculture garden that provides plant material for the workshop.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Michelle is a practicing artist, a graduate of The College of Fine Arts in Sydney, where she studied with nationally recognised textile artist Liz Williamson. Her fascination with colour, textiles, and love for plants has been combined in her continued study and exploration of natural dying, recieving recent tuition with textile artist Julie Ryder & master dyer Aboubaker Fofana. She is founder of Michelle Leilani, a sustainable textile company specialising in the art of natural dying.