Spend the day with Kate James exploring the incredible process of using plants to dye fabric. Botanical dyeing is an immensely satisfying craft that is also very addictive.
Teacher: Kate James
Workshop Duration: Full day
Description: In this hands on class we will cover the fundamentals of botanical dyeing including plant selection and preparation, different ways of mordanting cellulose fibres, making a dye bath, experimenting with different modifiers to achieve colour changes, as well as lots of tips to help you start dyeing from home. This is quite a lot to learn in one workshop, however you will quickly get the hang of the various steps involved and thoroughly enjoy seeing the colours emerging from the dye pots.
Materials: A materials fee of $30 will provide you with pre-mordanted fabrics that you will use during the day, a class booklet, the use of all materials and collected dyestuffs.
Takeaway: At the end of the workshop you will take home your sample swatches, an information booklet and the confidence to start creating your own palette of coloured fabric in beautiful hues, ready to do with as you please.