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Mordant Printing & Painting Workshop – Saturday October 15

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Unravel the mystery of traditional textile dying using mordants to create patterns and designs on textiles !

Mordants, metallic salts applied to textiles, painted or printed on prior to immersion dyeing, was once a common way of patterning textiles. You'll learn how to select and prepare textiles for dying, how to harvest dye plant materials (flowers, leaves), and how to make and apply your own mordant paints. 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 the endless possibilities for unique textile design through mordant pattern application. You’ll produce a range of samples & a scarf to take home to begin your journey into mordant painting.

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.

Please wear enclosed shoes and old clothes or bring an apron.



Michelle Leilani is an artist who celebrates the intense colour and contrast of Australia through her paintings and fibrework.

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.