Threads & Textiles

Crochet and Knitting – 1CROC19

Learn the basics of these two crafts or take what you know that step further. This class also goes into pattern reading. Please bring along number 5 knitting needles, or 4.50mm or 4.00mm crochet hook and odd balls of 8 ply wool (not black or variegated).

For those who have done some tatting before, you can join this class to extend your tatting skills.

Tutor:

Starts: Monday 18th February

Time: 9.15am – 12.15pm

Sessions: 5

Venue: Class Room Gisborne

Full Fee: $89.00

Concession Fee: $71.20

Dye Ecodye with Plant Dyes – 1DYE19

Discover the magic of dyeing with plants to obtain colour on fabric. The use of natural dyes goes back centuries, we will focus on eucalyptus leaves to get a range of patterns and colours using shibori resist methods of wrapping and clamping. Using silk and cotton, you will make several pieces.

Please bring material fees of $10- for dyes and chemicals.

Skills @ $15.50m (optional or BYO)

List to bring on enrolment.

Tutor: Colleen Weste

Starts: Friday 22nd February

Time: 10am – 3pm

Session: 1

Venue: Offsite – Macedon

Program Cost: $60.00

Indigo/Shiobori Dyeing – 2INDS19

Indigo is one of the oldest and most magical of all the natural dyes. This workshop focuses on powdered indigo and setting up two vats – a fermentation vat and a fructose vat, using entirely non-chemical environmentally friendly techniques.

Learn the Japanese art of shibori in this fun day of folding, clamping, stitching and pole wrapping to create unique pieces for your homes or to wear, quilt, make in to cushions, the only limit is your imagination.

All sample materials and dye-stuffs will be included in the cost but you may bring extra fabric if you wish.

Materials Fee to be paid to the tutor $25 (includes 1 1/2m paj, 1m cotton, dyes, chemicals).

Tutor: Colleen Weste

Start: Saturday 4th May

Time: 10am – 3pm

Session: 1

Venue: Offsite – Macedon

Program Cost: $60.00