It’s hard to explain the wonder of a bundle being unrolled after it comes out of the pot. There is no way to predict how a piece of fabric, gathered leaves, water, iron and heat are going to react together.
It is a fun way to make unique scarves, decorate fabric for sewing projects and for upcycling found thrift shop items. It can even be done in an old billy or camp oven over a fire.
Eco-Dyeing only works with natural fibres such as silk, wool, linen and 100% cotton.
In this workshop we will learn how to:
Create a shawl, poncho or infinity scarf out of silky merino, and decorate it with eucalyptus and other gathered leaves that you have brought from home.
Create a silk table runner using the same method. (this could later be hand Stitched into a Sashiko Style, Japanese Origami Tote Bag, or a furoshiki carrying bag, at home).
Discuss methods of setting up your own dye pot at home.
There will also be time for you to visit a local cafe for Lunch while you wait for your bundle to dye. There is always great excitement when you return for the unwrapping of your bundles.
Workshops are for 8-10 participants.
Looking forward to meeting you.