In round 2 of the Iso Dye Club, we’ll be sewing and dyeing a clothing collection. The focus is on simplicity – working with simple shapes to design and make clothing without patterns or measuring tape. Then we will be naturally dyeing and eco-printing them. Just like the first round of the Iso Dye Club, it’s also an opportunity to connect with other makers and plant lovers. Gathering in a gentle, creative community. Learning and making together, and supporting and uplifting each other.
This course is offered with variable pricing levels, to make it more accessible. If you can, I encourage you to pay the full price ‘Tree’ level or higher. This allows me to earn a fair income from my work, and also to offer concession places. In turn, this keeps the ‘pay what you can’ pricing model sustainable. But if you can only afford the lowest levels, you are still very welcome.
Please note that all prices are in Australian Dollars. If you live outside Australia, head here to convert them into your currency before you decide which level to go with.
How is the course structured?
This is an 8 week course. We’ll be alternating between sewing and dyeing/eco-printing. So in Week 1 we’ll sew some tops, and in Week 2 we will dye them. This will continue for the whole course and for the whole collection of clothing. There are 4 separate garments: a top, a dress, a draped vest and a light jacket. But by playing around with different lengths and/or widths of fabric, you can create items in different styles, with more or less draping. I’ll demonstrate two variations each sewing week, to create 8 items of clothing that can be worn together or separately. Then each second week I’ll show you how to dye them in harmonious and complementary ways, using a range of dyeing and eco-printing methods.
The course began on Feb 12. You can join now to work through the course live, and you’ll also have ongoing access to all the course materials for as long as the course exists.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is designed for beginners, or those with some sewing or dyeing experience who want the motivation, encouragement and feedback of creating in a group container. Please note that the focus is on simplicity. We won’t be creating complicated garments, and this is not a course for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own patterns or get in-depth sewing instruction.
Basic sewing knowledge is a prerequisite, but you can choose to hand sew and/or use a sewing machine.
You don’t need to have done the first round of the Iso Dye Club to participate. If you were part of it, you will have a little head start with the eco-printing but will find that there is more to learn here.
Week 1: Sewing triangle tops
Week 2: Dyeing triangle tops
Week 3: Sewing triangle dresses
Week 4: Dyeing triangle dresses
Week 5: Sewing vests (available March 12)
Week 6: Dyeing vests (available March 19)
Week 7: Sewing jackets (available March 26)
Week 8: Dyeing jackets (available April 2)