Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyeing
Occasion on 2016-06-04 09:thirty:00
Join us for a day exploring the normal essence of colour and of cloth, with natural plant dyes, silk and cotton. Understand four various dyeing traditions + methods, experiment and learn, and go residence spattered, inspired and ready to make your own explorations by means of colour with organic dyes. Along with your instructor weaver + textile artist Samorn Sanixay, you’ll discover the colourful world of traditional eastern dyeing techniques, with normal components. There is a whole lot of inquiries concerning ethics, provenance and sustainable resources when it comes to dyeing + making cloth – we’re quite proud to be functioning with Samorn, whose practice functions on ethical enterprise, no waste, and completely organic, non-toxic supplies. This Milkwood program is eligible for The Industry Abilities Fund, providing up to 75% off program costs to folks in tiny businesses that meet the fund’s criteria. Far more information here… This workshop will cover: Deciding on plants, roots and leaves for effective dyeing A foraging trip to gather colours to use in the day Direct dyeing techniques with plant rubbings How to set colours in cloth, naturally, with out alums + mordants How to make eco prints, making use of identified resources The basics of the shibori method As component of this workshop, all students will develop + consider property a dyed raw silk scarf (mulberry or vegan silk available). These scarfs are woven at Eastern Weft. Eastern Weft is a weaving co-operative primarily based in Vientiane, Laos founded in 2004 by Kaisy Sopabmixay and Samorn Sanixay. 
It began as a way of delivering younger disadvantaged females from ethnic minority hill tribes with refuge, purpose, opportunity and selection. College students are encouraged to carry any plant supplies they would like to experiment with utilizing for dye, and any additional cloth that they would like to function with in the course of the class. About your instructor: Samorn Sanixay was born in Laos but fled with her parents right after the Vietnam War. She arrived in Australia as a refugee and grew up in Sydney and Brisbane. She later worked with UNICEF—travelling to remote villages, understanding to dye and weave thread with the neighborhood women for whom weaving is a necessity as there are no markets to buy clothing or blankets. A textile artist whose perform is held in collections worldwide, Samorn also co-founded and runs Eastern Weft – a staff co-op focused to classic Laotian dyeing and weaving methods, with a no-waste charter and an outstanding international reputation – EasternWeft.com What to deliver: Gloves, if you really do not want multi-coloured hands at the finish of the day (we believe they’re lovely) An apron, or clothing that you really do not thoughts obtaining a bit of extra colour on Any plant components that you would like to experiment with A notebook, and your most curious self – this will be quite a day of finding out! Throughout your course: We offer tea, coffee and natural fruit all through the day, as effectively as submit-program sources to continue your understanding. For the duration of the course you will get a silk scarf, as described over, to experiment dyeing strategies with. About the venue This program will be held in the workshop room adjoining the 107 Rooftop Garden in Redfern, Sydney. The 107 Rooftop Garden is an inner-city meals program complete of vertical gardens, intensive veggie beds, aquaponics, beehives, dappled shady nooks and lots of hands-on possibilities to understand and develop excellent factors. More about the venue here… Booking into this workshop You can pay out for your program now with your credit card, or contact us via the kind beneath (scroll down) to organize payment. Please make certain you study our refunds policy prior to reserving your program.
at 107 Venture
107 Redfern Street
Sydney, Australia

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