Held at Viewlong Farm
Most Playing With Fibre workshops are held on our verandah at Viewlong Farm. It’s an ideal setting for relaxing and being immersed in all things natural. All my workshop have a maximum of 10 participants to ensure that you get plenty of one-on-one assistants. By special arrangement I can tailor a workshop specifically for you and your friends. These workshop can be run on my verandah or I can come to you. Of course depending on travel time I may need to add an extra cost.
During all Playing with Fibre’s Creative Workshops as well as learning a new skill you will get to enjoy my famous home cooking.
Half Day Workshops include real coffee and pots of tea ( black or herbal) on arrival. Halfway through we will stop for either morning or afternoon tea of delicious home made goodies both sweet and savory.
Whole Day Workshops include real coffee and pots of tea ( black or herbal) on arrival. Lunch
Natural Botanical Dyeing Workshop
These workshops introduce you to the magic and beauty of natural dyeing. I share with you which plants, flowers and kitchen scraps can be used for dyeing, how to effectively mordant fabric and yarn and how to create a dye bath. You can even get to make a beautiful bundle dyed silk scarf. bundle, extraction
I teach a variety of basket weaving techniques using various natural fibres. Bangalow palm inflorescences are perfect for random weaving. Hidden core coil baskets and wall art look great made with Madagascan raffia or organic wool yarns. I dye all my raffia and yarns with natural botanical dyes
random weave, hidden core coiling, wall art, earring and necklace
During this workshop you will learn the stitch, coiling and jewellery skills necessary to make your own unique earrings or necklace. You will be able to choice from a range of coloured raffia that has been dyed botanical by me.
Ticket costs includes all materials and morning tea.
Felting is an amazing process, from delicate 100% Australian merino wool fibres to durable products. I teach wet felting, flat and 3-dementional, and needle felting.
Steiner inspired playscape for imaginative play , wall hanging, felted slippers