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Botanical Paper Printing

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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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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.