Botanical Paper Printing

Use plants to create prints, patterns & colour

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In this hands on workshop with Roz of Be Kind Textiles, you will learn the basic principles of natural dyeing using paper, plant materials, metals and mordants using steam.

This workshop will begin with an optional short stroll to forage and collect suitable plant material locally (you are welcome to stay in the studio if you have mobility issues)

We will be using our locally found plants and flowers to create organic prints and patterns on water colour paper. The resulting paper can be framed, used in papercraft, scrapbooking, cardmaking or can be turned into a hand bound notebook(see below) 


This workshop is the first half of a two-part series to create your own beautifully bound artists notebook with the paper you have created. You are welcome to attend one or both! 

Hand-bound & Woven-spine Artists Notebooks 

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What you will learn
  • Basics of natural printing on paper with plants and various mordants.
  • An understanding of how to mordant fabric and fibre to set plant dyes
  • What local plants are likely to yield dye
What you will get
  • A stack of beautiful naturally hand-dyed paper you have made
  • An information sheet with techniques used

What to bring
  • Just yourself!
  • Optional - any old watercolour or thick paper of your own you would like to colour.
What to wear

No dress code, but we might get a little messy!

Appropriate for

Total beginners welcome, or those wanting to learn more about natural dyes will also benefit.


Be Kind Textiles

Vendor since 2018

Roz is an advocate for using art and craft as therapy, using creative practice as a tool to help her manage her own mental health struggles. She believes a revival in craft and hand-making is important for our community and our environmental health and is keen to spread the word.

For the past 3 years, Roz has been teaching textile workshops around Victoria and interstate, sharing her lifelong love of craft, with classes that provide a focus on mindfulness and sustainability.

The Be Kind Textiles studio, situated at 457 St Georges Rd Thornbury, is a combined retail and workshop space that offers a delightful mix of sustainable craft supplies, handmade accessories & homewares, with a sprinkle of vintage treasures throughout.

The studio space is equipped with an industrial sewing machine, overlocker, large table space, iron, tea & coffee facilities and is available for long-term or short-term hire. The studio is also a great meeting place for your craft or social group, day or night, get in touch to check availability.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Be Kind Textiles to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Be Kind Textiles or organised by Be Kind Textiles must agree to these terms and conditions.


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 Be Kind Textiles.


I agree to give Be Kind Textiles unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Be Kind Textiles classes and events or on Be Kind Textiles's premises. (For use of Be Kind Textiles marketing materials).


Be Kind Textiles requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


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.

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13 November 2018 • Botanical Paper Printing

Beautiful class


19 September 2018 • Botanical Paper Printing

Relaxed session with lovely atmosphere. Very knowledgeable teacher who made the afternoon enjoyable.