Festive wreath and slow made gift workshop
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About the event
This three hour workshop includes a lot of making and tea drinking! You will leave ready for the festive season with a wreath in hand, a long lasting floral table display and a botanically printed silk piece. Lean into circular making principals, avoiding single use, synthetic dyes and instead make alongside the natural world.
The afternoon starts in the world of flower dye, using a selection of seasonal flowers (think geraniums, hollyhocks and roses) to steam print your own botanically printed silk textile piece. This can be used as a table cloth for the festive season, worn as a sarong over summer or wrapped and gifted as your own handmade work.
Followed by wreath making, using non imported native flowers and foliage accompanied by some beautiful weed species that South Australia has to offer!
Lastly using the remainder of the flora we will make our own dried flower table displays, that will last and last over the summer months. This can be as wild or tame as your feeling.
- Dried florals to create the wreath and table display with
- Silk textile for the botanical dye
- Botanical dye station
- Fresh flowers for the flower printing
- Enough studio tea bar
- Botanical dye books to peruse
A vase for the floral display, alternatively there will be newspaper to wrap it in.
There are two ticket options:
-Wreath only $70
-Wreath + floral table display + silk table cloth
Get in early for early bird*
Its well documented how synthetics dyes are harmful to the natural environment and there is such beauty and scope to natural dye. It is how we have always made colour prior to the patenting of synthetics dye in 1865. It's a similar process to steeping tea and brings a sense of peace and slowness to the day in the same way.
When I first started using natural dye I was surprised by the plethora of colours you can gain from unusual places. One of my favorite books is called 'Make Ink' by Jason Lagon and he speaks about this in detail, about how you can make dye from just about anything.
I will bring along all my natural dye books to give different perspectives on the process, these books have taught me everything I know. I also encourage anyone to bring flowers from their own garden or a relative's garden to infuse into the scarf, adding another layer of beauty to your creation.
I hope you feel grounded and in a space with like-minded people at this workshop. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Can't wait to see you all there :)
- Bring a friend offer$200$2000$0
- Full ticket$140$1400$0
- Wreath Only$70$700$0