Learn to cook with dye!
In this workshop, you will learn all about the natural dyeing process. You will be taught about the technical requirements of the natural dyeing process, sustainability of dyeing, commercial and natural dye extracts, and how to find dyes in your very own home! You will prepare 4 different dyes and combine them to achieve intriguing patterns with Shibori resist methods. You will learn various folding techniques to achieve remarkable patterns and one of a kind designs :)
You will leave with head brimming with ideas, a stash of samples, beautiful works of textile art, and maybe a little dye on your hands!
About Bettina Ludovici (DyeHaus)
Bettina's passion for dyeing spans decades! She decided to turn her passion into a career, formalizing and deepening her skills with a Diploma of Textile Design and Screen printing. She's worked in various creative fields, from operating a ceramics studio, to working in the book trade, and now travels extensively to attend (and teach!) workshops.
Bettina runs DyeHaus, a studio located in the Upper Blue Mountains, offering a variety of dyeing workshops.. find out more at www.dyehaus.com.au
A very enjoyable class with lots of hands on. Got a good understanding of how to produce natural dyes from plants ourselves as well as how to use commercially available natural products. Lots of time to play around with different fabrics and dyes, and plenty equipment around for us to try folding and timing techniques. Lack of drying time can be an issue if you use too much cochineal- bring containers to take your work home separately. A great taster workshop that sends you home wanting to do more.
I had a wonderful time learning how to make natural dyes from things easily found around the house or in the garden, and able to do it at home - no studio required !! Also learnt how to use the dye on a variety of natural fabric types and weaves, including various shibori / tie dye techniques. Introduction to mordent stamping and floral imprinting also interesting. A wonderful workshop with an experienced teacher. I hope to do more!