In this workshop, you will learn all about the natural dyeing process using kitchen waste!
The aim of the workshop is to provide a grounding in Natural dyeing. You will be gain knowledge about the technical requirements of the natural dyeing process including information about mordants, sustainability of dyeing, commercial and natural dye extracts, blending and overdyeing, fabrics, care of dyed goods and how to find dyes in your very own home!
You will be using at least 3 different types of dye and dye colours and learn how to use modifiers to create a variety of colours from each dye.
You will also learn how to achieve intriguing patterns with Shibori resist methods using various folding techniques to achieve remarkable patterns and one of a kind designs.
Each participant will experience hands-on dying of fabric samples and a tote bag (or tea towel) to take home with you.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Bettina Ludowici is the owner and resident artist with DyeHaus studios in Sydney, whose passion is to scout the globe researching dye techniques to further expand her knowledge as a tutor of natural dyeing techniques.
Her studies and art have taken her to Japan for the Arimatsu Shibori Fesitval; to a workshop with Aboubakar Fofana on Making of a Natural Indigo Vat; to Provence to investigate ancient Natural Dye and Printing Techniques with Michel Garcia; as well as Java where Bettina could observe eastern Indigo Vat and Dyeing techniques along with wax batik.
Bettina holds a Diploma in Textile Design and has been dyeing since 1974.
DyeHaus uses natural as well as low-impact fibre-reactive dyes on natural fibres such as silk, cotton, linen, bamboo and hemp.
- Dye fabrics using natural, chemical free processes with materials easily found in the home!
- Understand Natural Dyeing and its origins.
- Learn applications for Natural Dyeing at home.
- Beautifully dyed fabric samples - which you have dyed yourself!
- A naturally dyed tea towel or tote bag to take home with you.
- An apron or old t shirt.
Comfortable clothing and covered shoes which are able to be soiled.
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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, 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 email@example.com 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.