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Eco Dyeing Workshop

Eco Dyeing Workshop

When:

  • Sat 16 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 13 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where:

Whitireia Community Polytechnic Kapiti Campus, Cnr Milne Dr and Kāpiti Rd, Paraparaumu

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

Eco Dyeing (also called leaf print or eco print) is a direct contact dye method drawing out pigments from leaves into fabric.

In this workshop you will learn about how to successful eco dye on protein fibres (silk). We will go for a short walk around the campus to collect some plant material, which we will then use to create our silk bundles. Let’s get wild!

You will learn:
- about plants and fabrics
- equipment
- mordant technique
- 2 different bundle techniques

Included in the workshop fee are 2 scarf size pieces of silk and a handout with mordant recipes, dye plants, tips, sources etc.

Tools and materials for the workshop are provided but please bring:
- camera or pen and paper for notes
- an old towel
- eucalyptus leaves, dried leaves, onion skins, small flat pieces of rusty objects (if you have)

Free parking at the venue.

Cost: $130 (bring your own lunch, cafe nearby), refreshments provided
Booking: birgitmoffatt@gmail.com

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