12:24pm Saturday, 16 February BlueMountainsAustralia.com
An Introduction to Natural Dye
What to Expect:
You learn about the plants and flowers in and around your garden and neighbourhood which are not only edible and or medicinal but produce stunning colours on cloth.
We will explore different techniques and learn about how the colours are absorbed on different fibres. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of the many sources and properties of natural materials and how to use them to create dyes.
The workshop will cover:
• Preparation and use of natural dyes
• Learn how to create different dyeing effects
• Learn some basic eco printing techniques and effects
• Learn some basic compost dyeing techniques and effects
About Your Tutor:
Samorn Sanixay was born in Laos and the co-founder of Eastern Weft a small weaving cooperative based in Vientiane, Laos. Eastern Weft supports young women of ethnic minority Hill tribes through traditional weaving textile crafts. With approx. 15 years experience in sustainable textile production, Samorn is excited to share her knowledge and ignite your passion for backyard gardening and sustainable craft and textiles.
Bookings can be made in store, over the phone, or online - just click on the Visit Website link below.
1 Badgery Crescent
Lawson NSW 2783
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Prices from AUD $99/Adult. Book 3+ Adults & Get 10% Discount. Private Tours on Request
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