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Introduction to Botanical Dyeing with Stacey Currey (Qld)
21 March 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm$65
Join Stacey Currey at the Samford Community Hub in celebrating National Eucalypt Day 2021!
This workshop is an afternoon of exploring textiles, plants, flowers, and discovering the magic of the dye pot. Eucalypts are one of the most readily available dyers and we will explore these beauties further.
You will be introduced to how to capture colour and create patterns on fabric and paper, using a variety of techniques and dye stuffs.
This workshop is for those seeking to:
– reduce the impact of their fashion choices by learning how to create beautiful low impact designs;
– learn a new skill easily accessible by drawing on the environment around you;
– connect with other creatives who enjoy sharing and learning from each other; and
– explore their own creativity through a historic craft.
This is an experience-based workshop where you will be guided in creating something truly unique by discovering the plants around you.
You will take home your very own botanically dyed cards, and large swatches of material that can be used in a multitude of ways.
While dye stuffs are provided, you are encouraged to bring along leaves, plants or flowers from your garden. Given that it is a National Eucalypt Day celebration please bring a variety of eucalypt material with you. You can even bring along your fresh compost scraps to see what we can use!
Please bring along:
– Water bottle, Hat, Towel that can get dirty
– Any dye stuffs you choose to bring from home
– Plastic bag or bucket to take your works home
Afternoon Tea is included
About the Workshop Host
Locally based Stacey Currey, the textile Artist who created Shining Forest Studio, will be your guide for the day. She works with natural materials to capture the beauty of nature through botanical dyes and printing. Ethically conscious and sustainably minded Stacey predominately works with small producer created fibres, upcycled or end-of-line fabrics.
You can find her wandering landscapes or stopping the car by the side of the road (her children do not even ask her what they are doing anymore, they know the drill!), to source dye stuffs locally with respect and kindness to the environment.
Stacey is a kind and patient workshop host who is excited to share her insight as a catalyst for your creations.