Thanks for Saturday Karen! It was such a pleasant afternoon...I will keep an eye out for more of your courses, it would be great to continue developing my skills in this space - Liz 

Screen Printing Workshops

I now offer screen printing workshops from time to time in conjunction with Sew Make Create. This workshop will teach you the basics of printing, using stencils and one colour. We will design our own motif, and print on a tote bag.

Natural Dye Workshops (these workshops are currently not running)

At my dye workshops I share my love for dyeing with natural dyestuffs and earth friendly ingredients in a fun and sustainable way.  We use ingredients such as botanical flowers/herbs/leaves, and we investigate foodstuffs as dye.  Some of my favourite things to dye with are avocado seeds/peels, turmeric, even tea leaves.

You can also dye with other food waste such as passionfruit skins and other unexpected and overlooked foodstuffs.  For the fresh botanical dyestuffs, I use mainly windfallen leaves and flowers, or other foliage that has been kindly donated from time to time by my local florist, or a friend/neighbour.  

In my workshops I may demonstrate classic beginner shibori techniques or the bundle dye technique. In the longer format workshops I do both. All my workshops are suitable for all levels of dyers from beginning to more advanced.

Below are some images from my previous workshops and my work. 

screen print workshop 2020
screen print workshop 2020
screen print workshop 11-2020
screen print workshop 11-2020

Screen print workshop Sew Make Create

screen print workshop 3-2020
screen print workshop 3-2020

Screen print workshop at Sew Make Create

students bundle dyes
students bundle dyes
open studio samples
open studio samples
students shibori passionfruit & plum
students shibori passionfruit & plum
students shibori dye
students shibori dye

Passionfruit skins and illawarra plums shibori

my avocado dyeing
my avocado dyeing
some of my work
some of my work
student shibori scarves
student shibori scarves
group collage for our bundle dye
group collage for our bundle dye
beautiful yellow dyes
beautiful yellow dyes