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Eco Dyeing Fabrics and Fibres Naturally with Plants workshop

Saturday 22nd-Sunday 23rd June 2024

Tutored by Colleen Plank low impact dyeing gives the opportunity to create unexpected colours and imprinted designs using sustainable practices.

During this hands-on workshop, you will use local plants and found materials to create subtle colours on cellulose (cotton & linen) and protein (wool & silk) fibres, fabrics and paper.

The techniques you learn are suitable to be applied to clothing, accessories, furnishings, or for incorporating into textile collage, patchwork, quilting and felt making.

The eco-dyed yarns yield beautiful soft and harmonious colours, these can be used for knitting, crocheting and embellishments.

Discover the magic of leaf prints using the ‘bundle’ technique on natural fabrics.

Colleen has had many years experimenting with natural dyeing, and creating art works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Colleen will be sharing many tips and a variety of techniques that you can use in your own practice, including eco dyed paper which is fantastic for incorporating into creative bookbinding.

Additional $20 small materials charge paid direct to the tutor.


June 22–23


10am - 4pm


Nelson & suburbs


Earth House Studio

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Two Day workshop $230.00 + $20 small materials charge
15+ or accompanied by a paying adult

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Additional Info

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