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Natural Plant Dyeing

Natural Plant Dyeing

Discover nature’s hidden sources of colour using millennia-old eco dyeing techniques.

First time natural dyeing? Or more experienced? You’ll learn plenty of skills to inspire you in this workshop.

You will learn:

  • Best care of plants when foraging.
  • Health and safety basics when working with natural dyes and mordants.
  • Approaches to mordanting on different fabric types.
  • Upcycling, and projects that are nudging fashion towards natural dyes.
  • Working toward zero waste by re-using food waste as dye, and plastics in natural dye practice
  • The power of collaboration with nature.
Meet your trainer

Annie Bolitho is a writer and artist who is inspired by transience, change and play. She works with materials found on the lands of Naarm. Her versatile art projects, natural pigment and small book workshops find a place wherever people gather – in libraries, gardens, community centres, in parks and on the banks of rivers. Annie has a professional background in climate and sustainability, and in the field of sustainable end of life practices

Workshop Specifics

What will I take away?

  • Your own unique dyed fabric creation

What should I bring?

  • Foliage, food waste, flowers.
  • A small, wet, pale colour fabric or garment you want to dye in a natural fabric i.e cotton, linen, wool, rayon. There will be a bag to pull pieces out of available as well.
  • Ice cream container and bag or bucket to take wet stuff home.

What should I wear?

  • Casual, comfortable clothing
  • Closed shoes
  • Apron if you wish

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.


December 7 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

3 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Natural Plant Dyeing December Full Fare
$ 150.00
12 available
Natural Plant Dyeing December Concession
$ 135.00
12 available
Natural Plant Dyeing December CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
12 available

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