Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (School Holidays)
Apr.
18
10:00 am10:00

Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (School Holidays)

Come along during the school holidays and learn to create magical patterns on fabric with all natural indigo dye! This 60 minute class will introduce the students to the wonders of indigo dye and show them how to fold and twist their fabric to produce one of a kind textiles.

All folding materials are provided, including some cotton fabric to play with. Students are encouraged to bring along an item of clothing (white or light coloured, cotton or other natural fibre only, prewashed if possible) so they can create a masterpiece for their wardrobe!

This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12.

PLEASE NOTE: this class can be messy, so please ensure that your kids are wearing old clothes, or something that you don't mind getting splashed with blue dye.

What to bring: Please ensure your child is wearing clothes that you don't mind getting a little messy, or a craft apron to wear over the top of their outfit. Bring along an item of clothing to dye, but ensure it is made of cotton, or another natural fibre and is prewashed if possible. Suggestions: t-shirt, dress, trousers, skirt, tote bag, etc.

Please also bring along a bag or container to take items home as they may still be wet.

Date and Time: Thursday 18 April 2019, 09:30am — 11:00am

Location: Grey Hand Press,28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate QLD

Tickets: $115, book here

Check out our Learn to Weave! class, and the Learn to Print! classes with Grey Hand Press during the school holidays, too!

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Learn to Weave! Playing with Fibre (School Holidays)
Apr.
18
1:30 pm13:30

Learn to Weave! Playing with Fibre (School Holidays)

Come along during the school holidays and learn the craft of weaving! This 90 minute class will introduce students to the craft of weaving on cardboard looms, and will show them how to creat their own unique wall hangings using yarn, fibres and found objects.

All materials are provided!

This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12.

Date: Thursday 18 April 2019, 1:00pm — 2:30pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate QLD

Tickets: $30, book here

Check out our Learn to Dye! class, and the Learn to Print! classes with Grey Hand Press during the school holidays, too!

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Indigo Dyeing: Introduction to Shibori
Mar.
2
10:00 am10:00

Indigo Dyeing: Introduction to Shibori

Shibori describes a traditional tie-dyeing technique used in Japan which dates back to the 8th century. Shibori involves a range of folding, stitching, binding, twisting and compressing of cloth to result in varying resist patterns.

Indigo has traditionally been used for shibori, and is extracted from the indigofera plant. The leaves have been used around the world for centuries in order to dye fibres a range of rich, deep blues.

In this workshop, we’ll show you one method for prepareing and store an indigo vat, and teach you some basic shibori techniques so that you can make two beautiful scarves to take home with you!

Have something at home you’d like to dye indigo? Bring it along with you! Just make sure it is made from a natural fibre (cotton, linen, silk etc), and is prewashed. Please avoid bringing large items (such as tablecloths or bedspreads) as the vat is being shared amongst the group.

Vat dyeing can be messy so make sure to wear something that you won’t mind being splashed with varying shades of blue!

Date and Time

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10:00am — 1:00pm

Location

Grey Hand Press, 16 Crockford St, Northgate

Tickets:

Cost is $115, book tickets here

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Shibori, Work-Shop Brisbane
Feb.
16
9:00 am09:00

Shibori, Work-Shop Brisbane

Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs.

Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods.  Shibori is fun to learn and something you can use at home to revamp your own furnishings and clothing!

Feel free to bring your own material to dye. Fibre must be natural – cotton, linen, wool, silk, rayon/viscose, hemp etc, as synthetic fibres will not absorb the dye. Examples of items to bring: scarves, pillowcases, tops/blouses/tees, jeans, lengths of fabric, tea towels, napkins etc. Please feel free to bring a bunch of these listed items, large items are a bit harder to dye as the vat is being shared amongst a number of people.

This workshop is MESSY! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on

Date and Time: Sunday 16 February, 9:00am — 12:00pm

Location: Work-Shop Brisbane, 16 Austin Street, Newstead

Tickets: Book Tickets Here

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