Textile Dyeing Workshops

Join me at one of my textile dyeing workshops

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

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

These are small group workshops with numbers limited, so plenty of personal attention for all is assured. So why not join me to explore the world of hand-dyeing fabric?


All of my workshops are with your pre-arranged group. That is, gather a small group of friends or like-minded people (4 minimum) and we will arrange a particular date for your workshop.

Over a weekend, we can usually complete 2-3 types of dyeing. The textile dyeing included may be any combination of :

  • Ice dyeing
  • Eco dyeing
  • Sun dyeing
  • Bleaching

Each workshop includes all materials except gloves, including Saturday and Sunday lunch and morning/afternoon tea/coffee.

Cost: The workshop cost is determined by the classes selected, as the material cost varies for some workshops.

Dates: – arranged to suit

Location: Mansfield, Victoria or possibly at your location. Dyeing is messy, so not all locations are suitable!

Sample of a two day workshop:

Ice-dyeing (6 fat quarters provided) –

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

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

  • Foliage collection over 7 acres (also bring your own to try)
  • Instruction and fabric preparation
  • Instruction on foliage preparation
  • How to create a “packet” for steaming
  • Packets will be steamed and revealed on Sunday

Ice & Eco dyeing workshop

Thank you for such a giving workshop – need to move out of my square.

I have loved this workshop…

Rinsing out
Gill - Ice & Eco Dyeing Workshop Nov

Ice & Eco Dyeing workshop

Thank you for a great relaxed weekend and I certainly have come away with lots of ideas. I have always wanted to do eco-dyeing but have been a little scared of the process. Leslie you made it seem so easy. Thank you for the food Sarah.

Eco ready for steaming
Sue - Ice & Eco Dyeing Workshop Nov

Ice & Eco Dyeing workshop

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend up at Mansfield and just wanted to say thanks again. What a beautiful place you have there and it’s lovely to see your studio is really making you get more involved in new aspects of quilting.

Your workshop was a triumph – generous, well paced and equipped, lots of sharing of knowledge and little tips that make a difference. I’m quite chuffed with what I produced under your tutelage and the eco imprints have become even clearer with the drying of the fabric.

I really do intend to do more eco dyeing – it combines two great interests for me in a surprising and exciting way.

Sandra - Ice & Eco Dyeing Workshop

What is Ice-Dyeing?

A selection of ice dyed fabric

A selection of ice dyed fabric

Ice-dyeing fabric is the art of layering ice and dyes to create textile prints.The process is reasonably straightforward, yet produces amazing results. It definitely has a WOW factor.

Beware, ice-dyeing fabric is very addictive!

The workshop provides you with the basics that you can expand on further.

How about Eco-Dyeing?

Raw material for eco-dyeing

Raw material for eco-dyeing

Eco-dyeing uses vegetation from the environment 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 colours.

Our Location:

Our workshops are 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?

If you would like to receive our Workshop Brochure or find out more, contact me: