Eco Dye Workshop

04 May 2019 - 04 May 2019

Kerr St. Art Space 16 Kerr St. Devonport Auckland

09:30 am - 04:00 pm


Eco Dyeing (also called leaf print or eco print) is a direct contact dye method drawing out pigments from leaves into fabric. In this workshop you will learn about how to successful eco dye on protein fibres (silk). We will go for a short walk around the park to collect some plant material, which we will then use to create our silk bundles. Let’s get wild!
You will learn:

About plants and fabrics

What equipment to use. 

Mordant techniques

2 Different bundle techniques

Included in the workshop fee are 2 scarf size pieces of silk and a handout with mordant recipes, dye plants, tips, sources etc.
Tools and materials for the workshop are provided but please bring
 camera or pen and paper for notes
 an old towel
 eucalyptus leaves, dried leaves, onion skins, small flat pieces of rusty objects (if you have)

Cost: $ 165 (bring your own lunch), refreshments provided Booking: More Info: www.birgitmoffatt. com


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