Opening up little parcels of fabric delight, dyed a myriad of colours, is like Christmas. You might not always know what you’ll get, which makes the unravelling so exciting! Using low immersion dyeing coupled with various bundling techniques, create your own fabulous multi-coloured and patterned fabric pieces to use in any number of projects.
Focusing on different folding and bundling (like the classic 60’s spiral) to create multi-coloured dyed patterns, this workshop is about offering an opportunity to experiment with colour on cloth and introduce the exciting possibilities of low immersion dyeing. Synthetic dyes called Fibre Reactive Dyes will be used, which yield vibrant colour results on natural fabrics such as cotton, hemp, bamboo and linen. Also well suited to fabrics of silk and wool with a less intense take up of colour.
No previous dyeing experience necessary, just an eagerness to get some! Sample fabric pieces will be supplied for experimentation of different techniques, as well as a cotton voile scarf 90x200cm. Students can bring their own natural fibre fabric/clothing preferably pre-washed for additional experimentation.
About Liz Godkin...
Liz started her textile journey in screen printing, completing first a Certificate IV and then a Diploma in Textile Printing and Design. It was during these courses that the dye bug bit. Liz has worked as a technical textile designer (developing and setting up repeat artwork) both in Sydney and New York City, with a strong focus in recent years on digital dye-sublimation printing.
Liz likes to focus on the process of using your hands and “getting dirty” as a way to encourage participants to explore their creativity through working with fabric and textile manipulations.
Take a look a Liz’s technical textile work athttps://lizziegodkin.com/
- Dyeing techniques with multiple colours
- Use various folding and binding techniques to create unique and interesting patterns
- Fabric samples to practice different dyeing techniques
- All the dye needed!
- Although fabric pieces will be supplied, students are encouraged to bring their own natural fibre fabric/clothing preferably pre-washed for additional experimentation.
- Plastic bags to take their creations home!
It is recommended for students to wear old clothes or clothes that won’t be destroyed by stray dye, and closed in non-slip shoes
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.