Fabric Design: Rust and Plant Dyeing
Stand out against Melbourne’s monochrome winter fashion trend with a rust and plant dyed scarf! Using natural dye fabrics – which are fashionable, ethical and sustainable – textile artist and tutor Jessica Gannaway will teach you the traditional art of natural dyeing. Learn simple and experimental techniques such as: folding shibori patterns into silk, pegging with rusty clips and using iron-infused botanicals to create leaf patterns on fabrics. After the class, you will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing as well as your very own unique scarf and fabrics.
All materials provided.
WHEN: Saturday 4 May, 1.30pm – 4pm
COST: $90 per workshop or $160 with Spice Trails: Introduction to Dyeing (save $20)
About FCAC tutor: Jessica Gannaway
Jessica Gannaway works primarily in textiles, experimenting with slow eco-dyeing and botanical printing techniques that harness processes of rust and decay to create unpredictable patterns on fabric.
The textiles are incorporated into mixed media works, including tapestry and digital illustration.
Thematically Jess is preoccupied by physical spaces and environments, and the metaphors they lend to making sense of our lives.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning program.
1- Image courtesy of Jessica Gannaway.