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Solar Dye Jar Workshop

Saturday, 3 February, 2pm

$25 — Tickets essential

Connect to place and self through the science of natural dyes using botanical bundle dyeing techniques with native plants, food waste and ochre. Led by First Nations artist Norton Fredericks, participants receive a silk bandana, dyestuff, string and a glass jar.

This workshop covers the importance of natural fibres in relation to fast fashion and microplastics, plant knowledge, how to use ochre instead of traditional mordants, how to harness solar energy for sustainable textile practice and the chemistry behind how natural dyes work. 

This workshop is for adults only. 

You can view Norton's work as part of the exhibition Angels in Exile.

Image: Norton Fredericks, Solar Dye Jar workshop, 2023.

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