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Eco-Printing Silk Scarves & Paper Dying - Saturday Sep 17

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Explore natural colours in this eco print workshop !

Discover nature's colour pallet in our natural textile and paper dying workshop. You'll learn how to select and prepare textiles for dying, and how to harvest dye plant materials (flowers, leaves). Then it's time for you to embrace your creativity and put colour to cloth under the guidance of an experienced textile artist.

You’ll explore various ways of applying plant colour prints to fabric and paper to create colourful and beautiful designs.

During this half day course you'll produce a sample, some beautiful paper and two silk scarves to take home to begin your journey into natural textile dying.


All materials supplied.

Time : 10-1 pm

There will be a morning tea break with a range of local cafes to choose from.

Location: Rear of 211 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW
Parking: Dowling St or nearby side streets

Please note that this workshop will be run outside so you can enjoy our beautiful outdoor space. If it is too hot, windy or wet, we will be indoors in air-conditioning.

Covid Safe guidelines apply. Please bring your own face mask for use if required.

Please bring your own water bottle and hat.

Wear closed shoes & clothes you feel comfortable in and don’t mind getting dirty, or bring an apron. 

Bring a sense of humour, your thirst for new knowledge and your ability to share your own knowledge with others.



    Michelle Leilani is a professional artist based in Lake Macquarie, with significant experience in a range of eco-friendly, nature inspired arts & crafts to help you skill up, unwind, and leave no trace.

    Drawing inspiration from the textures and colours found in nature on her travels to remote areas as well as from her permaculture garden, Michelle shares her knowledge through her workshops in natural arts and crafts. Reviving old techniques combined with contemporary approaches to art making, she not only guides students through the techniques of each craft, but instills an appreciate for connecting with nature and its incredible colour.