“Unique” Classes being run in Melbourne

4 07 2011

Hi there

we will be running a number of classes at the upcoming Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair.  Come by and join in if you can.

the first will be run twice a day and is a great beginner dyeing class:

Quick and Easy Procion dye workshop – Run at 10.00 and 3.00 each day.

Cost is $10 for scarf and $15 for Romper.

Discover how easy dyeing with Procion dyes can be;  Learn all you need to know to dye a range of fabric or clothing items; Dye a silk scarf or a cotton baby romper to take home and share.   Silk Scarf is approximately 38 by 152 cms (15 by 60 inches).  Rompers available in New Born, 00 and 0 sizes until sold out.




for the more experienced dyer or if you have always wondered how Indigo dye works, we will have an Indigo Silk Wrap Class.  Here are the details:

Indigo dyed Shibori Silk Wrap – Run at 12.30 each day

Cost is $35.00

Explore the ancient arts of both Shibori and Indigo dyeing;  Uncover the modern twist that makes Shibori accessible to the home dyer;  Create a stunning one off silk wrap which will be both warm and decorative.

The silk wrap is approximately 55 by 182 cms (22 by 72 inches).

For those who want to play with TAP, Lutradur and Angelina, there will be a mixed media class.

By the Sea – Lutradur and TAP  – Run at 10.45 each day.  Repeated at 4.30 Saturday only.

Cost is $35.00

Play with amazing new mixed media materials such as Lutradur, TAP and Angelina; Construct four panels to make a book, a decorative concertina or elements you can mount on canvas (shown); Be Astounded at how versatile, quick and effective these materials can be for a range of applications.

Finally, by popular demand, you can use velvet to make our very gorgeous positive/negative applique and put it on a hand dyed bag.

Geometric Appliqué Velvet Tote Bag – Run at 2.15 each day

Cost is $28.00

Use raw edge appliqué techniques with velvet and see how luscious yet easy this approach can be; Experiment with positive negative geometric designs to construct a funky contemporary design; Make a fantastic bag hand dyed and appliquéd bag to gift or keep for yourself.

Tote Bag is approximately 35 by 23 cms with a 7.5cm gusset (14 by 9 by 3 inches) and two outer pockets.
Hand dyed by Cecile.  Design only shown.  Bags are on their way!

Anyone participating in the workshops will get a discount on purchases at the stand.

Don’t have time to do a class, pop by and watch Neroli Henderson demonstrating Shiva and Lumiere paints and maybe more or collect your supplies of fabric dyes, paints, pencils; mixed media materials, Angelina, Lutradur, TAP; dyed fabrics such as cotton scrim, velvet cottons and silks; silk fibres; and of course great deals on magazines and books.

A similar program is planned for Brisbane but is still in the planning stage so could change.




4 responses

7 07 2011
Marie Holly

What about Adelaide? Sounds terrific

11 07 2011

unfortunately at this stage, we won’t get to Adelaide this year, but I aim to be there next year!

11 07 2011

Will you be coming to Sydney, I am new to silk dyeing, I’m hooked and willing to learn all I can . LR

11 07 2011

yes, I have big plans for Sydney next year!

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