Fabric Dyeing Workshops

Join me at one of my fabric dyeing workshops

If you follow my Blog you will soon realise that I love experimenting with dyeing my own fabric.  Not a week goes by without thinking about ways to create fabric for my various projects.

I thought why not share this knowledge and inspire others to experiment with dyeing their own fabric. It is addictive, at times messy, but in good company, great fun. The results can be unpredictable, but often you will come across a piece that is simply amazing. Each piece is unique – all made with your own hands!

The workshop numbers are limited, so plenty of personal attention for all is assured. Why not join me to explore the world of dyeing your own fabric?


2017 Workshop Details – Fabric Dyeing 2 Ways (Ice & Eco Dyeing)

Dates Available:  21 & 22 October,  25 & 26 November

The 2 Day Workshop covers:
Ice dyeing (6 fat quarters provided)

  • Colour selection information
  • Instruction on fabric preparation
  • Instruction on setting up your dyeing for maximum result

Eco-dyeing on silk – 2 pieces provided (silk scarf  & raw silk wall hanging)

  • Foliage collection over 7 acres
  • Instruction and fabric preparation
  • Instruction on foliage preparation
  • How to create a “packet” for steaming
  • Packets will be steamed and revealed on Sunday

 

2018 Workshop Details – Fabric Dyeing with Sun , Bleach and Ice

Date Available:  10 & 11 February

The 2 Day Workshop covers:
Sun Dyeing
Sun printing on fabric lets you use leaves from your garden or other interesting objects to create beautiful patterns.  Your sun dyed fabric can be used in quilting, framed works of art or clothing. Workshop provides 2 fat quarters to take away.

  • Foliage collection
  • Instruction and preparation
  • Fabric setting
  • Drying and reveal

Removing colour with bleach
Bleaching is a surface altering method that involves removing color instead of adding it. It works best with very dark fabric. Workshop provides 2 black cotton fat quarters to take away.

  • Instruction on safe bleaching
  • Preparation
  • Washout, drying

Ice dyeing (6 fat quarters provided)

  • Colour selection information
  • Instruction on fabric preparation
  • Instruction on setting up your dyeing for maximum result

 

 


Ice Dyeing Fabric:

A selection of ice dyed fabric

A selection of ice dyed fabric

A selection of ice dyed fabric Ice dyeing is very addictive. The process is reasonably straight forward, yet produces amazing results. Definitely has a WOW factor. The workshop provides you with the basics that you can expand on further.

 

 

 

 

Eco Dyeing Fabric:

 

Raw material for eco-dyeing

Raw material for eco-dyeing

Eco dyeing takes vegetation from the garden to transfer shape and colour onto fabric. In this workshop you experience the entire process of collection, preparation, steaming, washout and viewing your creations. Eco dyeing produces pieces that have a range of wonderful subtle shapes and colors.

 

 

 

Cost: 

$290/person, includes all materials except gloves, includes Saturday and Sunday lunch and morning/afternoon tea/coffee

 

Location:

The workshop is held in the beautiful Victorian high country. We are located 15 minutes from Mansfield on a 7 acre property.  From Melbourne’s northern or south-eastern suburbs, Mansfield is approx. 2 hours’ drive. Mansfield is a popular tourist area and offers a range of accommodation options for all tastes.

 

Like to find out more?

Why not join me to explore the world of dyeing your own fabric? Come yourself or with  a group of friends. I can arrange special dates for groups of 6 or more.

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