workshop (in person)
MASTERCLASS > NATURAL DYEING WITH HEATHER THOMAS
Join natural dyer, designer and maker of textiles, Heather Thomas, for a special skills-based Masterclass. This class will introduce you to the world of natural dyeing with plants. We will prepare certain fabrics to receive colour by mordanting them with alum and iron.
Understand how these minerals make the natural colours strong, fast to light and washing. Learn about plants you can forage, grow or buy for a range of beautiful colours. We will simmer plants and prepared fabrics together to create natural colours on wool, silk and cottons. See how a range of colours can be created from one dye pot. These techniques can be repeated at home to discover what colours may be hidden inside the leaves in your garden and used to dye clothing, fabric or yarn for making.
Students are welcome to bring clothing from home to discuss with me how they could dye worn items to revamp them or colour new ones with natural dyes at home.
WHEN: Sunday 13 November
TIME: 10AM- 4PM
VENUE: Linden Workshop, rear 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
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