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Fri, 11 Nov



Eco dyeing Workshop - 11 November

Explore eco dyeing techniques. Beginners welcome. All materials provided.

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Eco dyeing Workshop - 11 November
Eco dyeing Workshop - 11 November

Time & Location

11 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Dudley, 33 Bombala St, Dudley NSW 2290, Australia

About the Event

In this small group workshop we will explore eco dyeing using natural materials. 

In the first part of the class you’ll use materials such as leaves, flowers, nails, beer caps, berries to dye a piece of silk that can be used then for a scarf, to wrap a gift or to form part of another project. 

While the silk bundles are steaming we'll have a short lunch break and then explore dyeing using natural materials such as onion skins and avocado stones.

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

Price includes:

All materials and tools including fabric, dyes, natural materials (leaves, seeds, flowers, onion skins), metal objects (coins, bottle caps etc) resists, clingwrap, string and pots.

Feel free to bring any plants you want to try out and anything smallish that you want to dye (eg a top, preferably silk). 

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

Who is this class suitable for:

  • adults and students 18 years and over
  • those who want to learn to create natural liquid dyes for working with fabrics and textiles - suitable for beginners !
  • this class is messy fun! not suitable for people who don’t like splashing around colour, wet fabric and strange materials like onion skins and old nails!!

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) where she studies textiles. Amanda has been a printmaker for over twenty years and a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for about 12 years.  See more about Amanda at


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    Ticket includes face to face workshop, course notes and all materials and tools including silk fabric, natural materials, metal objects, string, pots.

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