Class No 214 – fee $420 
PLANT DYEING, SHIBORI, ECO-PRINTING

Tutor: ANNE LEON

This 5 day workshop will give students the chance to discover the magic of extracting colour and imprints from plants, using leaves, flowers, and roots. Students will be shown several Shibori techniques, which is the Japanese word for tie-dyeing, by using stitching, clamping, folding, twisting, and compressing to create intricate patterns. Additional techniques will be investigated to develop the art of “Eco-printing” which allows the transfer of leaf, flower, and bark to be transferred onto cloth and paper. All participants will leave with a variety of samples, and a large ART CLOTH will be created during the 5 days. In addition, scarves and art-papers can be created using combinations of techniques and plant-dyes. A sample pack will be supplied to all students which covers materials of the workshop @ $50, payable to the tutor on arrival. Additional scarves and fabric will be available for purchase from tutor.

Born in South Africa, Anne immigrated to Australia 44 years ago, after completing her first year at the University of Natal. Settling in Brisbane, she continued studying art at the Seven Hills College of Art and graduated two years later with a Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in ceramics. Anne has been evolving her design and art practice ever since, and currently works primarily in textiles. The versatility of Anne’s work reflects a rich artistic career, and includes screen-and block-printing, painting and dyeing, on textiles and paper. This quality has earned her numerous large commissions, from Interior designers, architects & Couturiers, domestic and international. Anne’s studio is based in Mullumbimby, Northern NSW Australia, where she creates custom hand-printed and naturally dyed textiles and maintains her Fine Art practice. In addition, she conducts textile workshops throughout Australia, and teaches locally through North Coast TAFE and Byron Community College.

 

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