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An Introduction to Natural Dye

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Sun 17 Feb 2019
9:30am- 4:30pm
A Must
Parking Available, Public Transport, Toilet on Site
Event will continue in wet weather
Food and fabric are fundamentally related, all the food we eat grows from the soil and so does the clothing that we wear including cotton or linen. Somewhere along the way we have become disconnected from both the foods we put into our bodies and the clothes we wear. As the slow food and sustainable clothing movement is gathering momentum this workshop offers an exciting opportunity to start our conversation about reconnecting to the earth through a creative process of natural dyeing. Natural dye is an ancient tradition that has existed for centuries, practiced by many different cultures and civilisations. Traditionally natural dye methods were used to extract colours before the industrial revolution and the introduction of synthetic dyes.

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.
Lyttleton Stores
1 Badgery Crescent
Lawson NSW 2783
lyttleton Storese on
  (02) 4759 3478

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