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Tapestry of Culture - Natural Dyeing Workshop

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Join us for an immersive workshop led by talented designer and stylist Tamara Leacock, from REMUSE - a contemporary Naarm (Melbourne) based clothing label that seamlessly blends biomimicry, artisan techniques, and Afrofuturism. 

This workshop will introduce you to the art of plant-based dyeing. Throughout the day, you will discover various techniques using natural fibres and plant-based materials. Participants will have the unique opportunity to upcycle and dye their own natural fibre item, either brought from home or by choosing from a selection of undyed REMUSE samples available for purchase during the workshop.

You will explore an array of dyes and techniques, including a brief instruction on creating a chemical vs. organic indigo dye vat, dyeing with food based / food waste dyes such as turmeric, onion skins, and chocolate. We encourage you to bring along a natural washed, undyed natural fibre remnant that you would like to transform during the workshop, allowing you to explore your creativity while minimizing waste.

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and be part of the movement towards a more conscious and stylish future.

About the Artist

Tamara Leacock, a New York-born designer, brings a wealth of expertise to her label and textile arts practice REMUSE. With training from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Paris American Academy, Tamara holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies and International Studies from Yale University. Deepening her knowledge, she pursued a Master of Arts in Individualized Study at New York University, focusing on fashion as a vehicle for social justice. Tamara's dedication to sustainability extends to teaching at Collarts in the Fashion and Sustainability and Fashion Marketing Bachelor's Degree Programs, working alongside the next generation of conscious fashion leaders.

At REMUSE, the foundation lies in promoting diversity and embracing low-impact design practices. Each garment is meticulously handcrafted by Tamara using ethically sourced materials, including natural, organic, deadstock, and reclaimed plant-based fabrics. To further align with sustainable values, REMUSE employs plant-based and low-impact fibre reactive dyes for a truly eco-conscious approach. By merging artistry and environmental consciousness, REMUSE seeks to create clothing that not only emulates nature but also complements and preserves it.

Please bring the following items:

  • A mason jar or container for the wet dyeable
  • A notebook and pen for taking notes
  • Wear dye-friendly clothes and shoes
  • Additional undyed natural fibre items (optional)

What you will be provided:

  • A pair of clean, dye-only gloves (for use at the workshop only)
  • A face mask for your safety and comfort.
  • A biodegradable apron
  • Fabric remnants

Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. 

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