A beginner’s guide to printing and dyeing fabrics using native plants will be the focus of a one-day workshop being run by Warkworth artist Karen Williamson on Saturday, December 1.
From Whenua to Fibre is designed to help people “coax colour from the land” and master the basics of eco-printing fabrics using natural dyes and native plant matter.
“The day is designed for those wanting to venture into the process of eco-printing on textiles, with a specific focus on natural dyeing in the context of the New Zealand environment, using native plant matter and a tikanga (sustainable) approach to responsible foraging,” Karen says.
The workshop will be held in the Dashper Studio Space at 209 Goatley Road, Warkworth, between 9.30am and 4pm, and costs $145 per person. This includes all materials, including a silk item to take home, and lunch from local café and caterer Chocolate Brown.
Participants are also invited to bring a small item of clean natural fibres (silk, wool, cotton or linen) to upcycle with natural dyes during the workshop.
Info and bookings: nuku.net.nz/events/from-whenua-to-fibre