Hello fellow creators. I am located in the US, in central Maine, in the Great North Woods. I spent many years as a landscape designer, and so have an extensive garden, which is right now just losing its snow cover. Plant materials is scarce, but I am eager to learn more.
Welcome Susan. You’ll have some wonderful months of eco-printing ahead of you as more plants become available and their tannin levels build up.
Aloha fellow plant co-creators,
I’m a fiber artist, activist, kiaʻi, keiki o ka ‘āina and lineal descendant of Hawai’i. Born and raised on moku o Keawe (Hawai’i island) with a history rooted in conservation, culture and living close to the land with reverence.
I work as a fiber artist educator weaving my passion of conservation, protection and reciprocity for nature into creating, and teaching the art of conscious creativity through sustianable natural dyes – that embrace the act of the honorable harvest and promote continued earth stewardship.
I live with her ʻohana on the slopes of Mauna Loa in a tiny off grid cabin where we practice a simplistic, land stewarding lifestyle based on building a sustainable homestead that fosters, cultivates and carries on the message to aloha ʻāina and malama honua now and for future generations.
Thank you for this beautiful, sensitive introduction. I appreciate the energy you bring.
I am an Italian by family and Scottish by birth and I live in Edinburgh.
I have been creative in one way or another since childhood and am always interested in learning new things, so am very excited to be here and to meet like-minded souls.
So great to have you here Evie, welcome!
Hallo, I am from Scotland and live in Western Australia, we are in the outback farming with my family, in all the lovely red dirt ! This is Yamatji country, amazing landscapes, and lots of Kangaroos….
Oh how wonderful Anne, sounds beautiful. Welcome.
Hi, I’m Jo, I live on the South East coast of England and work as a driftwood artist. During this lockdown I’m trying to learn as many new things as possible and eco dyeing is one of them. Thank you for this course and I can’t wait to get started!
Welcome Jo, so glad I can help you learn some fun new things in this time.
A slow start for me , but excited to be beginning this journey with you all. I live in Central Victoria in Australia a small town called Castlemaine. I would like to acknowledge the Dja Dja Warrung people custodians of the land in which I live and find inspiration as I connect to my inner artist.
I love the arty, creative vibe in Castlemaine. Welcome to the course!
I am excited to get started on these lessons. The buds are only just showing on the trees here, but I’m sure I can find something to work with to get going.
Wonderful! Keep an eye out for evergreen trees, they will have more plant dyes in them than new deciduous leaves.
Greetings! I hail from the U.S. and have moved around quite a bit. I appreciated the acknowledgment of country so much and it made me take pause, close my eyes, and appreciate all the ancestors and indigenous people that have come before us. Thank you for sharing this Australian tradition (I had no idea).
I am a creative, looking to learn more about natural dyes and expand my skill set.
Looking forward to this. Thank you for sharing the generosity during this time!
Wonderful, I am so glad to share this tradition with you and give you a moment to pause and appreciate. Welcome!
Hi everyone, my name is Amanda and I live on South East coast of England in the famously historic town of Battle. I am studying for a BA as a Designer Maker and during this time I am keen to keep my creative juices freely flowing because Uni is locked down. I am very excited about this course and am so thankful for it.
I love nature and seek to reveal it’s beauty through all I create.
Looking forward to journeying with you all : )
Hi Amanda, so glad this course can give you some inspiration during this time. I look forward to seeing the results!
My name is Di and I live in the beautiful, but currently reeling, tourist mecca of Queenstown . I am very inspired to do things that try to capture the beautiful environment around me and am always keen to share these ideas with the children I teach. Fibre and textiles are in my DNA so this is an exciting addition to my skills … I hope ?
Welcome Di. I am sure you will be a natural – it’s a pretty simple but very satisfying technique.
My name is Celeste. I’m from Melbourne. I used to be an Interior Architect but now a stay-home Mum with two young daughters. I’m burning to be creative again. I have a passion for textiles, anything design or art with nature as inspiration. I’ve completed a Shibori dying course two years ago and I’m so looking forward to this course, adding to my textile dying knowledge…and to just have some fun! Yay!
How wonderful, welcome Celeste!
Hi, my name is Eileen. I live in Portland, OR on the west coast of the United States. I am an artist and interested in all techniques that can be applied to fabric or paper and through a friend who makes artist’s books I had a brief introduction to eco-dyeing and fell in love with it. I am excited to learn more. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
How wonderful, glad you could join us Eileen
I am in the state of Ohio in the midwestern part of the US, land once populated by the Hopewell whose ancient mounds can be found across the state.
Welcome to the course Grace!
I’m Pearl living in Cardiff, Wales, UK. I’m a creative person who is trying to get back to her artistic roots. I’ve made lots of natural inks. I’m a bit shy and afraid of doing something wrong so am a slow starter! We have an abundance of beautiful parks here in Cardiff that I love to visit every day which should come in handy.
Welcome Pearl! I understand that feeling of not wanting to do things wrong. But I like to think that eco-printing doesn’t have any ‘wrong’ results, just different possibilities. And you can always re-dye it!
I live in northern NSW and have just started to learn weaving and am interested in learning about dying. This course sounds great and Im looking forward to participating. Thankyou.
That’s great, welcome Yolande.
I’m Bronwen from London. I am so excited to be dong this course. I have a lot of free time on my hands at the moment due to the covid madness so looking to be as creative as I can. I sculpt and stitch, I’m an upholstery student and passionate about all thing sustainable and eco. I can’t wait to get experimenting with dyes.
How perfect, I looks forward to seeing what you create Bronwen. Enjoy the course!
Hi everyone, it has been wonderful reading all the comments and love the global creative community! It’s my birthday and my gorgeous daughter bought this course for me. I live in Central Victoria in a Shiraz district. Being a teacher who is now on holidays, I can’t wait to begin this course and see what everyone has been creating.
Welcome Cheryl! Happy birthday, and I’m so glad you were able to join us. Have fun!
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