Eucalypt Dyeing Workshop
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Eucalypt Dyeing Workshop ended on Friday 23 March 2018.
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8–12 July, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building
Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.
Learn to make leaf and bark dyes and imprints on fabric to celebrate National Eucalypt Day. Dye a scarf to take home as well as samples of wool, silk and linen dyed in local ACT acacias and eucalypts.
There will also be a short guided walk showing a variety of eucalypts in the Gardens.
Book Saturday 23 March - SOLD OUT
Participants will work with local textile artist Sally Blake, who has done extensive research on plant dyes, including two eucalyptus dye research projects at the Gardens. She is currently studying the 40+ eucalypt species that grow naturally in the Australian Capital Territory. Sally has created a free Eucalyptus Dye Database with recipes and dye colours.
Workshops limited to 15 participants.
Bookings are essential as places are limited and bookings close two days prior to event.
Saturday 23 March, 9.00 am–1.00 pm
$70 per person, includes all materials