Thursday, 20 July 2017


The DYE HAPPY workshop here in Jamberoo is gettting closer, and is filling fast - so if you're thinking of joining us, you'd better get your skates on.

UPDATE:  it's now sold out - but - there's a waiting list (in case of cancellations) so if you're keen, please let me know to go onto the list.

Deborah Clarke is coming all the way from Central Australia to teach her method of natural dyeing on silk using native vegetation.
I've just received a package of gorgeous 'samples' from Deborah, to serve as examples and inspiration for the workshop students. However, these are also for sale over in our online shop - and in the Jamberoo showroom. If you'd like to see more pics, and info including pricing, head over to the shop here.

See below for details of what to expect on the workshop...

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.


The LookDrawPrint workshop here in Jamberoo a few weeks ago was a great success. Julie Paterson, of CLOTH fabric is a highly energetic, motivating teacher, and all 10 students produced fabulous work, despite (some of them) being extremely doubtful they could do this!
I'll be booking Julie up for another workshop here next year (2018) so if you're keen to take part please let me know and I'll put your name on the waiting list.

Here are some pics from the day: