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Intro to Natural Dyeing

  • Canberra Environment Centre Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent Acton (map)
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Join local textile artist, Barbara Wheeler, for an introduction to botanical printing and dyeing.

Learn how to: 

  • identify natural fibres and select plants that will give colour to cloth
  • print textiles using a natural dyebath
  • use diagnostic samples to determine dye colours on plant and animal fibre fabrics

Participants will receive: 

  • one piece of Australian Wool fabric 30 x 20 cm
  • two diagnostic fabric sets
  • notes on botanical dyes 

It’s a messy workshop so wear old clothes or an apron, covered shoes.  There will be notes provided, but a notebook and pen are always handy. Bring a container to take your wet fabric sample home.


Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to other workshops


Earlier Event: 18 August
Identifying Edible Weeds
Later Event: 4 September
Making Kokedama (Japanese Moss Balls)