Introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing

Blue silk fabric with leaves dyed onto the fabric
Image courtesy Pinal Maniar

Introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing

With Pinal Maniar

10am-3pm Sundays

Fortnightly, 15 & 29 May and 12 June 2022

$415 per person

Includes all materials.

Experience the magic that happens when plants, water, and heat interact with natural fibres to create a gorgeous palette of colour and one-of-a-kind imprints. In this series of three full day sessions, extend your knowledge and experience in using mordants with dye plants, explore traditional Shibori and Bandhani techniques using quality silk, cotton and wool fabrics and to finish, experiment with eco printing techniques for unique one-off effects.

Workshop Content

Week 1
Preparing your fabric: scouring, mordanting of natural fibres and printing with weeds and grasses.

Week 2
Extracting natural dyes and introduction to stitched Shibori and Bandhani techniques

Week 3
Exploring the Eco printing. The technique works by creating imprints of flowers, petals and leaves onto a sample of natural fabric

About Pinal Maniar

Driven by a passion for handcrafted textiles, Pinal’s experience spans printing, weaving, dyeing, quilting, and traditional textile crafts techniques. After many years in the fabric design and manufacturing industry, she is now focused entirely on hand-made, unique and sustainable textiles. These textiles are a medium for exploring the creative possibilities of natural materials and patterns. They are a statement about making locally and sustainably and the artworks speak directly about the environment in which they are made.


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More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

We are committed to your safety. Workshops at Belco Arts are well ventilated and have a maximum capacity of 13 people, including the tutor. Individual workspaces are socially distanced, with masks and hand sanitiser readily available. We encourage workshop participants to be fully vaccinated, including booster vaccinations where possible, and highly recommend the use of masks when in workshops (even if not required by ACT health directives). If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us.