Sunday 11 November 2018

Eco dye course Sunday 18th November

My last eco dye course will be this coming Sunday the 18th November on the Northern Beaches, Sydney. Just in time for some original creativity before that gift giving time. Maybe you can create some gifts for your loved ones with your new found skills?
Contact me quick for a spot in the course.
Sunday, 10 am till 4pm, materials, lunch and morning tea supplied, $175 for a fun filled day with like minded creatives in a lovely setting.
Hope to see you there.


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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Eco dye course in Sydney, October 21st 2018

This is an example of what we will be covering in my next plant dye class in Sydney, Sunday 21st October 2018. Lunch and materials all included. $175. 10am till 4pm. Contact me for further details.
Hope to see you there.

plant dyed fabrics

flower prints

plant dye samples

natural dyes from various plants

eco prints onto fabric

leaf prints

Samples of different fabrics dyed with flowers

botanical prints

creating pattern with prints

eco dyeing

eco prints

Plant dye course in Sydney

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....