Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing

What to Bring

  • Plastic bags to take home your samples
  • An apron or old clothes you don't mind getting stained
  • A notebook and pen
  • Lunch (or you can walk the short distance to the local cafe's) We have a fridge and microwave

What to Wear

  • Casual clothes you don't mind getting stained

Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Saturday 11 March 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Various methods to extract dyes from plants, fibre preparation, mordanting & over-dyeing
  • Eco printing
  • Workspace set-up and safety

What You Get

  • An eco-printed silk scarf
  • Info sheet so you can continue to do this at home
  • Tea and yummy home baked treats
  • Yarn and fabric swatches from each dye pot for your own records


Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing

Taught by Nichola Prested

Join us in this full day workshop where we will learn how eco print and dye fabrics and fibres using a variety of local and everyday seasonal plants. You will learn how to prepare and mordant your fibres, the various ways of extracting colour from plants, safety and more.

We will be working with a number of plants on the day to create dye pots in which we will add a selection of fibres. With the dye pots we will experiment with after mordanting, over-dyeing and more. You will also eco-print a silk scarf with leaves and flowers.

You will go home with with swatches of yarn and fabrics, your own eco printed silk scarf and an info sheet with details of how you can continue natural dyeing at home.

Natural dyes can stain clothing and footwear, so be sure to wear something dark or old!

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Mar 2017
Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing - 11 Mar 2017 10:00 AM

I had no idea of the process before we began and I felt like I was fully equipped by the end of the session. The timing of the steps was great. I love my little look book of samples that I can now refer to. Really looking forward to dyeing all of my own wool from now on.

Dec 2016
Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing - 04 Dec 2016 10:00 AM

Very cool workshop , i learned heaps. THANKS for sharing the knowledge :)

Dec 2016
Eco Printing & Natural Dyeing - 04 Dec 2016 10:00 AM

A fabulous day, jam packed with information, opportunities to discover new techniques and new thinking. Topped of by being with lovely group in a great environment. I came away with a renewed determination to integrate eco dyeing and printing into my range of products and services, and the tools to share with others. Loved it!

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