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Botanical Dyeing & Slow Stitching with Rebecca Muscat - Saturday September 21

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Discover the beauty of botanical dyeing in this five hour workshop.

Botanical dyeing is a technique of extracting colour from nature to create beautifully subtle or dramatic hues. Colour can be extracted from trees and plants in our own backyard such as Eucalyptus leaves and Marigold flowers. Kitchen waste such as onion skins can offer us beautiful colours too.
Understand essential dye techniques with high quality fabrics including pure wool and 100% cotton. You will gain the fundamental skills to set up and create your own natural dye projects at home !
What to expect:
During this workshop, we will cover:
  • Scouring and mordanting our fibres
  • bundle dyeing
  • how different fibres (such as cellulose and protein fibres) react to natural dyes
  • how to care for our botanically dyed items to keep their colour looking radiant
What’s included:
All tuition, equipment and materials are included to ensure you have everything you need to get the most out of this workshop. You will dye and take home:
  • Pair of Merino wool socks
  • Cotton tote bag
  • Botanically printed fabric for slow stitching
Whilst our bundles are processing in the heat, we will relax and do some slow stitching on botanical dyed cotton fabric.
You will also receive via email a botanical dyeing resource booklet so that you can continue your eco dyeing projects at home.


When : 10 - 3pm

Please bring : hat, water bottle and your own lunch (or order from one of the range of cafes nearby).

Parking : 211 Dowling Street (Rear of Building)

MEET YOUR TEACHER :

Rebecca Muscat is a Textile & Fibre Artist living in the Hunter region. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Newcastle. Rebecca works primarily in various forms of weaving, eco dyeing, macrame, crochet and embroidery. 

Using the natural environment as a source of eternal inspiration, Rebecca favours a sparse, neutral palette to highlight the texture and form of her two & three dimensional works. Natural fibres such a wool, silk & hemp are her preferred mediums. 

With a particular interest in slow fashion and the maker movement, Rebecca’s aim is to promote each person’s creative process as a form of mindfulness & self care. Sharing her passion for fibre crafts with others brings great joy. 

Rebecca is a very hands on educator with a warm & practical style of teaching. Each student is encouraged to express their individual creativity using the techniques and skills they learn in her workshops.