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Workshops

Want to learn a new textile skill ? Change direction or add a new feather to your cap ? Come and participate in one of our textile workshops. Taught by professional artists, the worshops are designed to enhance your knowledge with personal attention. To book, simply go to the left hand column and select workshops. (on smartphones and iPads, go back to 'home' and then scroll to the bottom of the shop categories and select 'workshops' Dates available and costs will be displayed when selecting the desired item.

Silk painting - beginner

Explore painting  on silk with steam fix dyes. Manipulate the dye with silk painting techniques : wet on wet, wet on dry, salt as well as an introduction to gutta.

1 day workshop, 9.30 am to 4 pm Cost $ 95 , materials and equipment included

Silk painting - intermediate

Consolidate your skills, explore altering the silk and then painting : antifusant, gutta and resists, layering.

1 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm Cost $ 99, materials and equipment included

Rozome batik

Learn this ancient Japanese art form using wax as a resist in a modern setting. Meditative brush strokes and hot wax with Tjantings and brushes.

2 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm Cost $ 180, materials and equipment included

Shibori

Resist dyeing using the ancient Japanese art of shibori. Bind, wrap, clamp and stitch several samples, underdye, over dye and discharge silk.

1 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm Cost $ 120, materials and equipment included

Dyeing natural fibres

Learn to dye protein (silk, wool) and cellulose (cotton, linen, viscose) fabric with synthetic dyes. Create an array of samples using immersion, low level immersion and tie dyeing techniques.

1 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm. Cost $ 95, materials and equipment included

Nuno felting

Introduction to nuno felting, using silk and merino wool. Create a beautiful shawl for yourself or as a gift.

1 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm. Cost $ 95, materials and equipment included

Dyeing with natural dyes

Learn how to dye silk and cotton with dyes made from Australian native plant matter, dabble with traditional natural dyes.

1 day workshop 9.30 am to 4 pm. Cost $ 95