Indigo is the colour of wisdom, clarity, and deep inner knowing. Join us for a Sunday afternoon session as we share in the brilliant hues of one of the oldest natural plant dyes in the world, indigo dyeing, which has an alchemy and process especially unique to this 'queen plant’.
As we are approaching holiday season, in this workshop we will be creating Furoshiki wrapping cloths - a traditional Japanese technique to package and transport gifts - as a sustainable alternative to holiday wrapping paper! The wraps are a beautiful and environmentally friendly way to gift-give, and can be used over and over again for other occasions.
The day will begin with nibbles & refreshments while we learn a little about indigo as one of the oldest plant dye methods in the world, it's lineage, brief history and a discussion of it’s importance in cultures around the globe. We will address issues and challenges around sustainability, chemical dyeing, cultural loss, as well as explore our connection back to Earth.
We will then design our own dyed Furoshiki projects (2 cloth pieces - medium & large - are included!) using a natural fructose sugar vat - one of the easiest and basic ways to be introduced into indigo dyeing, and we will learn several basic and beautiful Shibori techniques to apply on our indigo pieces.
Participants will learn how to use the fructose indigo vat to achieve different shades of blue, and will leave with an understanding of indigo dyeing as well as their own finished Furoshiki pieces, ready to use for gift-giving.
This workshop uses a chemical-free and all-natural dyeing process.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Victoria Larnach is an artist, designer, and plant dyer who holds workshops for Natural Indigo Dyeing around the globe. Victoria's art and designs are focused on sustainable, natural colours and the elements of nature. She is dedicated to inspiring others to live sustainably and from their creative self-expression with freedom to be. Find her here: www.victorialarnach.com and here: instagram.com/victoria.larnach
- Learn all about the history of the 'Queen Plant' Indigo and how to use the fructose indigo vat to achieve different shades of blue.
- Learn several basic and beautiful Shibori techniques to apply on our indigo pieces.
- Learn about Furoshiki folding to use your dyed fabric to wrap gifts.
- Two Furoshiki Cloths (Large & Small).
- All the equipment & materials to complete your Indigo Dyed Shibori patterns onto your cloth.
- Light Refreshments during the workshop.
- Pen & Paper for Note Taking.
Casual - Clothes you can get messy in!
All ages and skill levels.
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
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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.