Have you ever wondering why some foods stain your clothes?
What if you could use those colours and so many more to experiment with how to natural dye fabrics & fibres?
Join me Jo.B in my studio in the Central Coast for a morning of cooking colour with food, healing herbs, teas, scraps for composting, foraged flowers, fallen and fresh leaves.
Plus how we can alter colour with different items from around your home and kitchen cupboard.
Use food waste to create earthy pinks, golden oranges, soft blues, sunshine yellows, light browns, smokey greys.
So many possibilities and this workshop will introduce you to learn basics of natural dyeing easy mordants and how you can set this up at home.
This workshop would be a great addition to any quilters, weavers, or knitters who are keen to dye natural fibres. If you have some yarn, raffia you wish to experiment please bring your natural fibres too.
The workshop costs $90 on your own or $80 each if you bring a friend please select quantity "2" if your choosing the bring a friend options.
What you will receive:
- Pure Jap Silk Scarves 42 x 160cm
- Unbleached cotton and silk (mordanted) for colour samples
-Pure New Zealand alpaca yarn to dip dye into vats
-Tea and snacks for refreshments
-Online support via private Natural Dyers Facebook Group
This 3 hour workshop at my studio in Woy Woy on the Central Coast on Saturday 24th February from 10.30am-1.30 pm will incorporate:
-how to gather and reuse items in you home for sustainable living and zero-waste dyeing
-gather flowers from my neighbourhood, leaves and food waste to make dye vats in array of colours
- use different foods and items to alter tones and shades of colour
Early drive from Sydney is peaceful on the M1 or traveling via public transport to the studio takes 1 hour 15 minutes on Newcastle line from Central Station.
Transport from Woy Woy station can be arranged with Jo.B or its an easy walk to location taking 15-20 minutes with plenty of flowers and leaves to pick on the way, light snacks and fresh tea awaiting your arrival.
Feel free to bring your own local foraged materials, from your garden and neighbourhood to mark the silk and cotton fabrics. We will spend a short time wondering around my local area to collect some basics for natural dyeing our scarves.
Very pleased to be offering this collaborative workshop and look forward to sharing knowledge and time to learn from each other and the power and beauty of natural dyes.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the day or when the next workshop will be available.