I'm excited to announce that I have two upcoming botanical textile dyeing workshops and that bookings are now open for both of them.
The first workshop is at Guild of Objects in North Melbourne on Saturday 19 December from 10am to 4pm. This shop/workshop space is one of my favourite new Melbourne spaces (featuring the work of some very talented Melbourne artisans), and if you haven't checked it out yet you are in for a treat (the shop will be open on the day of the workshop, too).
The second is at A Common Place in Lauriston (near Kyneton, about an hour north west of Melbourne) on Saturday 13 February 2016 from 9am - 3pm. This space, created by Tash and Ben of A Plot in Common, brings together family, friends and community, centering on the love of food and design. It's a beautiful space that gives people the opportunity to share knowledge, skills and passions and encourages slow and thoughtful living. It's a magical place to spend the day (and there are lots of beautiful places to stay nearby if you fancy making a weekend of it).
Both of these workshop include a delicious lunch, and you will go home from both with a collection of mini skeins of merino yarn that you have dyed yourself with foraged Australian native plants to use for weaving, knitting or crochet projects (for you or a Christmas gift, perhaps?), and detailed notes and all the skills you need to go home and start dyeing with plants from your garden and new or vintage yarns and fabrics.
These workshops are small, as I want you all to get lots of time working in your dyepot and give you one on one guidance as you need it. So if you are interested in spending the day dyeing with with me, don't delay booking too long.
Book in to the A Common Place workshop in Lauriston on Saturday 5 December here.
Book in to the Guild of Objects workshop in North Melbourne on Saturday 19 December here.