Join artist Pinal Maniar of Idyll Ink to learn the basics of using plants to dye fabrics. Participants will get to take home a silk scarf they have dyed with plant materials and kitchen scraps.
Eco-printing uses dyes extracted from plants to create patterns. This is done by contact-printing plant materials directly on the cloth. In this workshop, we will explore the alchemy of plants, water, heat, mordants and modifiers. We will experience the magic that happens when these elements interact.
And we will finish the class with beautiful prints on a natural-fibre scarf!
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Participants can optionally bring leaves and kitchen scraps (such as onion skins and avocado pits) from home.
Please kindly note that tickets cannot be transferred to other workshops. You are welcome to pass your ticket on to another person.
The Canberra Environment Centre has an accessibility ramp and spacious indoor area. The CEC has two regular sized toilet cubicles. For all accessibility enquiries, please contact us on 6248 0885 or via email at email@example.com
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
Check in CBR: On arrival, everyone must check in using the Check in CBR app, or with the help of staff if they cannot check in on their own.
Exposure locations: Please observe good hygiene and social distancing during this workshop, and do not attend if you have been feeling unwell or have been to a known exposure location. If you are unwell or have been at a known exposure location and need to cancel, please contact us for a refund.
Please note that in the event of community transmission of COVID-19 in the ACT region, the Canberra Environment Centre reserves the right to either adapt or cancel the event and refund all ticket-holders at our discretion.
Canberra Environment Centre Members:
Members are eligible for a 10% discount on the workshop price. To sign up as a member, please visit our membership portal.