Monday, 27 March 2017

Photos from eco dyeing and nuno felting at the Sydney Botanic Gardens

plant dyed silks
Here are some photos from the two day nuno felt eco dye course I ran at the Sydney Botanic Gardens recently. This is the third year I have had the pleasure to give a dye workshop at the gardens and I'm always sincerely grateful for the honour, as I do consider it such an incredible landmark in Australia, a place of breathtaking beauty. 

In the workshop this year I combined eco plant dyeing with nuno felt making, so that participants learnt some techniques in both creative fields. In two days they learnt emersion dyes from garden plants, eco printing, created a nuno felt shawl with eco dyeing and a cushion cover, also plant dyed. They now have enough creative knowledge to continue to explore for the rest of their days!
eco prints 

 


Nuno felt shawls made with pre plant dyed silks and post dyed with plants. Try saying that quickly...


Nuno felt shawls and cushion covers, plant dyed and hand felted.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Learn to nuno felt and eco dye with plants

silk fabrics dyed with plants
There are still a few places left in my nuno felting and eco dyeing course running at the Sydney Botanic Gardens next Friday and Saturday the 17th and 18th March 2017. Be quick to contact the gardens on the link below or contact them on Lyn Johnson (02) 9231 8182 | lyn.johnson@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au


Two days of fun exploring creative and beautiful techniques that you can continue to practice at home after. Endless possibilities and you will take home two original creations made by you.
Hope to see you there.
https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/Pland-Dyed-Nuno-Felt-Textiles-with-Gina-Mastio 

plant dye samples
nuno felt shawl dyed with plants
nuno felt shawl and cushion, dyed with plants



Sunday, 22 January 2017

2017 Nuno felt plant dye course at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney


 Plant Dyed Nuno Felt Textiles with Gina Mastio
                              
                                                                              17 - 18 March 2017

  
In this new course, textiles artist Gina Mastio combines two of her passions, felt making and eco plant dyeing in this creative two day plant/natural fibres course. Perfect for beginners or more experienced creatives of either medium, wishing to learn some of the wonders of natural dyes from plants and how to make your own original textiles pieces. 

Day one you will learn nuno felting, combining silk with merino wool to form a unique nuno felt scarf. You will then discover the eco printing technique, printing your scarf to your own design.
Day two you will make submersion dyes from plant material and learn to felt over a plastic relief pattern to create your own nuno felt cushion. These will then also be eco dyed with the technique of your choice. 
Further experiments with colour from the submersion dyes and eco printing will also be done throughout the course - Two wonderfully creative days to introduce you to some beautiful new techniques.
Places in classes of two days or more can be secured by paying $100 deposit and balance two weeks before class dates.  Deposits can only be paid by phone: 9231 8182.

Location: Joseph Maiden Theatre
Age: Adult
Transport info: www.transportnsw.info
More info: Class fee includes all materials, morning tea and lunch
Price:
$335 (Foundation & Friends $295)
Contact:
Lyn Johnson (02) 9231 8182 | lyn.johnson@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au