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Fri, 12 Mar


The Arts Emporium

Eco dyeing Lambton 12 March

Join me for a fun Friday morning class to learn about eco dyeing with a bit of shibori thrown in. Everything is provided and you will go home with your own original dyed pieces. No experience is needed.

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Eco dyeing Lambton 12 March
Eco dyeing Lambton 12 March

Time & Location

12 Mar 2021, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Arts Emporium, 2 Pearson St, Lambton NSW 2299, Australia

About the Event

In this small group workshop we will explore eco dyeing using natural materials such as leaves, onion skins, avocado seeds, flowers, berries to dye two pieces of silk that can be used then for a scarf, to wrap a gift or to form part of another project.

We'll also explore Japanese shibori techniques which is a method to make patterns on fabric by exposing only some portions of the fabric to dye. Tie, pinch, fold, concertina, clamp and stitch your fabric then dye it.

This workshop is a great opportunity to enjoy handmade processes and have fun learning how to continue these traditional crafts.


$40 + $10 materials fee. Includes all materials and tools - fabric, natural materials, resists, pots.

Wear old clothes and covered shoes. Also you may have some damp pieces to take home so an old shopping bag might be useful.

About your tutor:

Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She also has a Graduate certificate in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). Amanda has been a printmaker for over twenty years and a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for eight years.  See more about Amanda at


  • Eco dyeing 12th March

    Date Friday 12th March 9:30am-Noon. Price includes all materials.




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