DYE HAPPY WORKSHOP
When: Weekend 26th-27th August
Where: Jamberoo Village, NSW south coast
What's provided: everything for the workshop,
morning and afternoon teas, simple lunches
What to bring: an apron (or wear old clothes) and rubber gloves
In this exciting two-day workshop we will explore the basic techniques of Natural Dyeing*. Each participant will create at least one beautiful pure silk scarf, coloured and patterned in collaboration with nature. In the process we will discover which plants and vegetables produce the best colour and how to fix them.
We will employ a variety of Shibori* techniques to create extraordinary patterns and texture. The unique piece you create will reflect the colours and textures of our landscape in your own way. You will be delighted and proud to wear it.
Deborah Clarke has been investigating and teaching natural dyeing for the past eight years. She runs Creative Camps in Central Australia where the natural dyeing process is a favourite activity. People enjoy her engaging and informative teaching style. The information she provides inspires participants to continue the learning process on their own with confidence.
•Natural Dyeing or ‘Eco dyeing as it is sometimes called, uses plant and vegetable material as the fabric dye. Beautiful colours are best achieved on silk, wool and wool/silk mix.
•Shibori is a Japanese term referring to many different ways of creating pattern and texture on fabric, using the process of resist, by wrapping, tying, twisting, bundling or stitching the fabric.
Find out more about Deborah Clarke:
there's a variety of accommodation choices around the Jamberoo Valley and Kiama area, from pub-style across the road from our hall, to upmarket sumptuous country-house B&B (and lots in between). I'm very happy to assist in helping you find accommodation on my return. In the meantime, here are a few links:
Jamberoo Hotel & Saleyard Motel www.jamberoopub.com
Terragong 1867 www.terragong.com
The Belltower B&B www.thebelltowerjamberoo.epage.at
Sebel Kiama Harbourside www.sebelkiamaharbourside.com.au