Sunday, 26 July 2015

Eco dye course, Sydney in September

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'Colour your textiles with plants' 1 day eco dye course.
Friday 4th September, 9.30am – 3pm
Cost $160, including materials and light lunch.
Northern beaches, Sydney

In this 1 day course you will create submersion dyes with numerous plants and experiment with some simple techniques to pattern cloth.
We will also explore the magic of eco prints and play with scrap metal to see some of the unique patterns and effects that can be achieved through a combination of these techniques.

This course is suitable for beginners and dabblers of dyeing who may like a little more guidance with these techniques. You will leave with new creative ideas of how to make your fabrics unique and beautiful, using natural dyeing techniques. Great for any textile enthusiast.

A sample pack of fabrics is included in the price, this will include silk and wool fabrics to experiment with, string for tying bundles, some silk thread for stitching, and a scarf for dyeing. More scarves and fabric will be available to buy on the day. You are also welcome to bring in some natural fabrics of your own that you may like to experiment with.

For more information, contact me: ginamastioATyahooDotfr

Monday, 20 July 2015

Eco dye course in Sydney and hat making course

Here are some shots from the eco dye course I ran last week chez moi. Five lovely ladies and myself enjoyed tea, coffee, cake and yummy lunch as we created colour from leafy, petally, barky bits and pieces we all brought to the table and dye pot.

Scarf dyed by Abi 

Creating natural dyes from plants in the area

The pallet of colour acheived
I am currently taking names for the next eco dye course I will be running on Friday 4th September. $160 includes materials for samples and scarf, plus a light lunch and morning tea. Come enjoy an intimate course in a friendly environment. This will be my last dye course for this year. Contact me on ginamastioATyahooDOTfr

Bubble bubble, toil and trouble...

Eco dyed scarf by Jan
I am also running a felt hat making workshop on Wednesday 29th July if you feel like learning a new skill in that direction. Contact me on the same address. Cost is $150 including one bag of fine coloured merino wool, (or white if you prefer to dye your own at a later date such as at the next course), morning tea and a light lunch, plus lots of laughs and creative fun. Come express yourself.