In this exciting two-day workshop we will explore the basic techniques of Natural Dyeing*. Each participant will create at least one beautiful pure silk scarf, coloured and patterned in collaboration with nature. In the process we will discover which plants and vegetables produce the best colour and how to fix them.
We will employ a variety of Shibori* techniques to create extraordinary patterns and texture. The unique piece you create will reflect the colours and textures of our landscape in your own way. You will be delighted and proud to wear it.
Deborah Clarke has been investigating and teaching natural dyeing for the past eight years. She runs Creative Camps in Central Australia where the natural dyeing process is a favourite activity. People enjoy her engaging and informative teaching style. The information she provides inspires participants to continue the learning process on their own with confidence.
•Natural Dyeing or ‘Eco dyeing as it is sometimes called, uses plant and vegetable material as the fabric dye. Beautiful colours are best achieved on silk, wool and wool/silk mix.
•Shibori is a Japanese term referring to many different ways of creating pattern and texture on fabric, using the process of resist, by wrapping, tying, twisting, bundling or stitching the fabric.
Find out more about Deborah Clarke:
When: 26th-27th August 2017
Where: Jamberoo Village Hall
What to bring: an apron (or wear old clothes) and rubber gloves
What's provided: absolutely everything, including refreshments (scrummy morning and afternoon teas, and light lunches)
How to book: via the Rapt online storehttp://raptupholstery.bigcartel.com/product/dye-happy-workshop (you can pay via credit card or Paypal)
Accommodation: Lots of local options are available, from pub-style to sumptuous country-house B&B, and even basic camping is available in the adjacent lovely park.
Check out the online store for links.
I'm away on hols from late May to end of June - if you have any queries in that time please contact Deborah directly, via the links above.