This month we’re collaborating with the lovely Tine Brok of Eucy Redd Raw Ecodyes for a hands-on Crafternoon on botanical eco dyeing!
We’re going to nestle into the mud brick HIRL Art Rooms, surrounded by 11 acres of native parklands, with a bandicoot enclosure, native edible plant garden, veggie patches, natural wetlands and lots of lovely flowers and foliage.
Tine will guide an intimate group of us on how to dye and add patterns to fabric with botanical elements like petals, leaves and bark, how to use mordants, bind your scarves and make the magic happen!
We’ll each take home a finished good-quality wool or vegan cotton/hemp scarf which you've coloured yourself using botanical materials and specialist products.
The workshop also includes a little information booklet to take home, a walking tour to learn how to identify dye plants and discuss responsible foraging, take-home seeds to start planting your own dye-producing garden, and refreshments (drinks and sweet treats!)
Not to mention the great company, good vibes, and opportunity to learn from a passionate eco dyeing guru!
Tine will also have take-home packs available for purchase on the day if you’re keen to continue your dyeing adventures at home.
Tickets are $80 per person including:
70 × 180 cm wool scarf which prints beautifully (or you can select a vegan hemp/cotton version on the day if wool isn’t your thing)
All tools, materials and tuition to learn about botanical eco-dyeing
Walking tour while our dye pots get to work!
Printed information booklet
Seeds to take home if you want to plant your own dye-producing garden.
Bookings are made online via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BAWXM
HERE is the Facebook event, where we will be sharing sneak peeks and inspiring images of this craft, so make sure you click “Interested” (or hopefully “Attending”) to stay in the loop!
Little ones over the age of 5 can attend this one too with a parent/guardian :)
If you hear of other cool creative things happening across South West Victoria, see something inspiring on social media or want to connect us with other crafty people you know, tag @mycrafternoons, use #mycrafternoons or send us a link- we love that stuff!