This course is a gentle introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing practises, for cotton and paper. The focus is on making do with what we have. Simple methods and simple materials. Finding joy in the process and in unexpected results.
I created this course during the first major lockdown of the Coronavirus pandemic. It was offered as a way to slow down, to connect with plants and with fellow artists/makers in isolation. Creativity and nature have grounding powers, especially in uncertain and changing times. I also wanted to create something that was accessibly priced and focused on simplicity. Click here to see some of my student’s creations.
The ‘live’ course has finished, but you can still enroll and work through it at your own pace. You’ll have access to all the course materials for as long as the course exists.
This course is offered with variable pricing levels – read more under the ‘Variable Pricing’ tab, then choose a price with your heart.
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.
- Acknowledgement of Country
- Gathering materials
- Making an iron mordant
- Naturally dyeing easter eggs
Week 1: Rolled bundles
- Rolled paper bundles
- Rolled fabric bundles
Week 2: Simple homemade mordants and binders
- Preparing with mordants and binders
- Variations on fabric
- Fabric notes
- Variations on paper
Week 3: Folded bundles
- Boiled booklets
- Eco-print and shibori bundles
- Eco-print shibori clothing
Week 4: Fun things to do with pale results
- Re-printing pale results
- Drawing over eco-prints
- More ideas for drawing
- Making mini moons