Join us as we learn to identify different local plants, flowers and berries, while exploring their dyeing properties. Discover new and traditional methods to extract dyes and create different shades and colours. We will prepare the textiles and create the recipes for dyeing using natural pigments in an environmentally friendly fashion.
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. Register below. Any questions, please contact: email@example.com
Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.