Australian Tapestry Workshop

A gentler way to colour cloth to create a natural palette: Practical and accessible experimentation with natural dyes for the home dyer

Practical and accessible experimentation with natural dyes for the home dyer.


Event Details



Event Starts

Mar 9, 2024 12:00

Event Ends

Mar 9, 2024 16:00


The Australian Tapestry Workshop


262-266 Park St South Melbourne Victoria 3205 Australia

Led by our upcoming Artist in Residence Phong Chi Lai of Studio PCL and ATW Dye Lab Assistant Heather Thomas, experiment with a gentler way to colour cloth.

In this hands-on workshop participants will create a unique natural palette using household food stuff, waste, and easily accessible natural colours.

Using easily accessible items and materials like tea, coffee grounds, herbs and spices, food scraps and foraged materials, participants will learn a range of dyeing techniques like over dyeing, bundle dyeing, painting on cloth and resist dyeing using a range of materials and fabrics.

Experiment on a range of materials and fabrics and continue the journey at home.

WHEN: Saturday 9 March 2024; 12PM-4PM

WHERE: The Australian Tapestry Workshop

COST: Adult $155 | Friend $145 | Concession $135

MATERIALS: All materials supplied.

SKILL LEVEL: No experience necessary. Minimum age is 16 years.

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This workshop is presented as part of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Independent Programme.



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