Join Samorn Sanixay to explore the beauty of natural dyeing. You will begin the class with a stroll around the farm to forage, gather and learn about the history of this beautiful ancient tradition as well as the methods used when collecting seasonal, local plants to make homemade dyes.
Learn about local native plants, berries and flowers, their dyeing properties, how to extract the colour and methods used to obtain different shades of pigments. Rounding it all off with the traditional techniques used to set dyes.
In this hands-on workshop you will explore three different natural hand dyeing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous colours on fabric using natural methods and materials. No previous design or printing experience required.
Provided: One plain silk scarf + one piece of merino wool + unbleached cotton to use during class.
Fruit + veg scraps or delights from your garden to use in the dyeing process
Notebook + Pen
Jars with lids to take home extra dye made on the day
Any extra clothing items or pieces of cloth (linen, cotton, silk, wool) you might like to dye
Bag to put your dyed creations in to
The teacher: Samorn Sanixay was born in Laos and the co-founder of Eastern Weft, a weaving cooperative based in Vientiane. Laos. She arrived as a refugee in Australia with her family when she was only 3 years old. Samorn graduated from Griffith University with a B. Arts in Modern Asian Studies (majoring in Political Science) and has Diploma in Japanese language. With almost has almost 15 years experience in sustainable textile manufacturing, Samorn comes to you today excited to share her knowledge and ignite your passion for sustainable craft and textile production.