Category: Textile Dyeing

My textile dyeing is an obsession. I love exploring the various dyeing techniques to produce unique pieces for my projects. I do run a few Workshops  during the year to instruct others in this creative process ->> Workshop Information

Cape Town
Early morning arrival in Cape Town

Cape Town Design Studio Tour

I was fortunate in having a friend to guide and drive me around Cape Town in search of local textiles. One inspiring stop was the factory for Carole Nevin Designs. Carole creates a range of wonderful hand printed or hand painted textiles.

Eco ready for steaming

Springtime fabric dyeing fun

We had another wonderful fabric dyeing workshop this past weekend. The weather was stunning and my lovely new friends, Louise, Gill and Sue, made beautiful pieces. We spent two days ice-dyeing and eco-dyeing. Day one

autumn workshop
Some hand dyed fabric from the Autumn workshop

Fun at the Autumn Fabric Dyeing Workshop

Autumn is a wonderful time to dye fabric. The temperatures are not too hot and not too cold. I particularly like eco-dyeing in the Autumn because the leaves are so plentiful as they fall from

Ice dyeing workshops with Leslie Edwards
Ice dyeing fabric produces amazing colours...

Let’s try some Ice Dyeing

One of my favourite techniques is Ice Dyeing. You don’t need a lot of different materials to try Ice Dyeing, most are readily available. Glen and I always take a break to go to our

Eco dyeing love

Eco Dyeing – A New Love?

Eco Dyeing – A New Love? In June I attended an Eco Dyeing workshop offered by Nat Palaskas from NotJustNat. I went with a group of friends from my quilt guild. What a wonderful day

Resist dyed quilt fabric

Creating quilt fabric using resist Dyeing

Inspired by the book Glen gave me for Christmas, Visual Texture on Fabric by Lisa Kerpoe, I decided to take advantage of a long weekend at our country retreat to try my hand at a

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