Come and paint with mother nature and learn the alchemy of creating beautiful colours and prints with plants, flowers and food waste.
Working with ethically sourced materials is an amazing way to create textiles filled with positive intention.
Abi will share her personal collection of bundle dyed swatches for colour inspiration and you will use the techniques learned in this workshop to create a lovely printed silk scarf.
This workshop is the perfect introduction to producing eco-friendly textiles and natural dyeing.
There will be a short break in the middle of the workshop for students to have lunch. There is a cafe conveniently located onsite.
ABOUT ABI FINCHAM
Abi is a stylist, designer and maker that works across fashion, textiles and craft.
After spending the last 7 years in London she has recently returned to Brisbane and is exploring the therapeutic benefits of creating with foraged plant materials, flowers and found objects.
She is passionate about providing memorable experiences through creating beautiful and engaging environments to learn and play.
- Suitable plants, flowers and foods and the colours they yield
- Natural fibres and fabric preparation with mordants
- Colour extraction and natural modifiers
- A selection of dried and fresh flowers and leaves
- Food waste and kitchen scraps
- Fabric mordents
- Colour modifiers
- A silk scarf to dye
- Any flowers, leaves or food scraps that you would like to experiment with Pre-washed fabric or pre-loved clothing to bundle dye after your scarf
- (These are optional but encouraged)
Vendor since 2014
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, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
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.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.