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Dyeing with Plants

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Dyeing with Plants

Time: August 22, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Northey Street City Farm
Street: Cnr Northey & Victoria Sts
City/Town: Windsor
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: NSCF
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2015

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Saturday 22nd August

9am – 4pm: Dyeing with plants with Linda Parmenter

Learn the basics of dyeing with plants to create a beautiful wool scarf for winter while minimizing the impact on the environment. Natural dyes have been extracted from flowers, leaves, bark and seeds throughout the centuries, and this workshop will cover some of the common techniques for unlocking the myriad of hues that are contained within these materials. The workshop will introduce participants to some of the familar garden plants and Australian natives that can be used, and to the use of mordants to fix the dye to silk, wool or cotton fibres. Using basic shibori (resist) techniques and ‘eco-printing’ participants will experiment on sample silk panels before creating a beautiful wool scarf. Fabric and plant materials will be supplied. An additional materials fee of $30 applies that is payable on the day.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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