WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing
Sunday, May 15, 29 and June 12, 2022. 10 AM – 3:00 PM
Belco Arts
Experience the magic that happens when plants, water, and heat interact with natural fibres to create a gorgeous palette of colour and one-of-a-kind imprints. In this series of three full day sessions, extend your knowledge and experience in using mordants with dye plants, explore traditional Shibori and Bandhani techniques using quality silk, cotton and wool fabrics and to finish, experiment with eco printing techniques for unique one-off effects.
 
WORKSHOPS
Sustainable Fashion: Intro to Embroidery
Saturday, March 26, 2022. 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Canberra Environment Centre. ACT Australia 
https://www.canberraenvironment.org/whats-on/2021/sustainable-fashion-intro-to-embroidery
Learn the basics of embroidery and design a map of your daily walk or your favourite spot in nature.
Embroidery is a wonderful way to repurpose and upcycle clothing and fabric. Learn to hand embroider a custom map of a place that is meaningful to you, or your favourite part of a bushland walk. This class is a celebration of your daily routes, gardens or your favourite spot in the bush. It is a map of your happy place.

Intro To Natural Dyeing

Saturday, 4 December 2021,  
Canberra Environment Centre. ACT Australia 

Eco-printing uses dyes extracted from plants to create patterns. This is done by contact-printing plant materials directly on the cloth. In this workshop, we will explore the alchemy of plants, water, heat, mordants and modifiers. We will experience the magic that happens when these elements interact.

And we will finish the class with beautiful prints on a natural-fibre scarf!

 

Woodland weaving
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden. MA USA
Learn how to build your own loom using an inexpensive frame and nails, and then set up the warp threads. Using any yarn you like, you will learn the basic over-under motion of classic weaving, stripes and shapes which are enhanced by adding the objects found in your surroundings.


Botanical Embroidery
Saturday, November 9, 9:30am-4pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden MA.USA
Love plants and botanical illustrations? Or wish to dive into the art of embroidery? That is all you need for this class! Start with sketching your favorite plant, or corner of the botanic garden. Simplify the drawing into color blocks, then transfer the design onto the fabric. Embroider the design using basic stitches. Then move on to more complex groups of stitches to create textural effects, to finish your botanical drawing. By the time you finish the workshop, you will have learned all the techniques you need, and have a finished piece for your wall.


Tie dye It!
Saturday, April 18, 2020 ,10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden MA.USA
Natural dyes in your kitchen


Eco Printing
Friday, September 27, 9:30-1:30 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden MA.USA
Experience the magic that happens when plants, water , heat interact with natural fibers to create one of a kind imprints. Eco-printing uses plants to extract dyes, and create patterns by contact-printing plant materials directly on the cloth. In this workshop, we will explore the alchemy of plants, water, heat and metals. We will experience the magic that happens when these elements interact. And we will finish the class with beautiful prints on a silk scarf and linen and cotton squares suitable for framing.