Saturday, 15 September 2018

Plant dye course in Sydney, October 21st 2018


For anyone who would enjoy a lovely Sunday spent on the deck with like minded eco enthusiasts, exploring the magic of plant dyes and their wonderful array of colours hidden within.
Lunch and morning tea included plus all materials required.
Sunday October 21st, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm, $175. This is in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.
Contact me for more details.


Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Well it's been such a long time...





Well it's been such a long time since I updated my blog, I feel rather ashamed of myself! Apologies if anyone was looking for me. I seem to have become absorbed in other media, namely instagram which is where you will find my up to date info. @ginamastio
But rest assured, I have still had the fingers in the dye pot and some gentle stitching during these winter months here in Sydney. 
One project I enjoyed was the revamping of my woolen blanket which I dyed about five years ago and with age it had faded a bit and gotten pilled as wool does eventually when it's loved. So I threw it back in the dye pot with some fresh leaves and now it has a wonderful second age in a lovely rich colour scheme and those pilling balls all vanished, magic!









Here is some of the lovely beach in Sydney over winter. I quite like the wild and woolly nature of the waves on this particular day. Windswept and interesting.

And here is another project I worked on, dyeing of my silk nuno felt little blankets, perfect for a baby. All natural fibers and plant dyed, no chemicals or mordants. 

I've also run some dye courses since my last post and will be hosting some more in the next couple of months here in Sydney so if you're interested, let me know. Details to follow....

spring is just around the corner....