Natural Dyeing with Ilka White

What to Bring

  • Rubber gloves
  • Scissors
  • Bucket
  • Large sealable jar / container
  • Notepad and Pen

What to Wear

  • Old clothing or an apron

Natural Dyeing with Ilka White

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This workshop runs from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Natural dyes to use
  • Colour possibilities
  • Dyeing techniques


Plants have been used to dye fibre and fabric for thousands of years and a beautiful natural palette is still available to you without the need for harmful chemicals. Local weeds or kitchen off-cuts can offer harmonious hues in a range of values and intensity. This hands-on workshop introduces a selection of local colour possibilities, as well as discussing fibre types, mordanting options and safety of dyes. Shibori techniques will also be used to produce patterned cloth. Come and discover some of nature’s hidden sources of colour!

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

This workshop is wheelchair accessible

Trainer Bio:

Ilka White is an artist, designer and maker of textiles. Her work often responds to the forces at play within the natural world and reflects the principals of sustainability. She is a great believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit. An experienced teacher, Ilka's popular classes also reflect her love of the handmade, and her contemporary use of traditional making methods.


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May 2017
Natural Dyeing with Ilka White - 13 May 2017 9:30 AM

Amazed at the colors obtained from simple natural material. It was an enjoyable and fun day with a very knowledgeable instructor and was good value for money. Would highly recommend this class

Nov 2016
Natural Dyeing with Ilka White - 05 Nov 2016 9:30 AM

Absolutely inspirational. Great knowledge and great atmosphere.