Explore our local natural environment, join us as we learn to identify different local plants, flowers and berries, explore their dyeing properties. Discover new and traditional methods to extract and to create different shades and colours. Using our kitchen waste, vegetable fruit scraps and peels to create zero waste natural pigments into environmentally friendly fashion. Find out how to prepare the textiles and create the recipes for dyeing.
WHAT THE WORKSHOP WILL INVOLVE
Identifying and the local flowers, leaves, berries and tannin fibers for natural dye.
Using kitchen waste : peels and vegetable scraps to create natural colour.
Experiment with textile fibers : cotton, silk and wool
Preparing the recipes for natural dye
Learning different Natural Dye technique
New ideas of up-cycling old fabrics
Gloria Chung is a professional graphic designer, visual artist, beekeeper and Permaculture designer. The focus of her sustainability practice is ethical fashion, natural dye, textile, promoting and marketing for ethical businesses. She is also the steering group member of Transition Bondi.
Bookings are essential PNB members $60, non-members $80
Includes all materials, equipment, tuition, and you are also invited to bring your own natural fibers and old clothing to experiment.
Bookings are essential and places are limited to 10 persons. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a plate to share for lunch.