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Introduction to natural dyeing

Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising

Learn basic dye processes and techniques which have been passed down for generations, using common kitchen equipment.

For thousands of years plants have been used to dye fibre and fabric. A beautiful palette of coloured dye can be achieved without the need for harmful chemicals. Led by artist and educator Dr Fabri Blacklock, you will gain an insight on the revival of this Aboriginal women’s artistic practice, and the importance of sharing this process today.

Presented as a part of Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising, a weekend of art, discussion and action.

What’s in it for me?
In this workshop, you will learn basic natural dyeing techniques that can be recreated in your own home. You will also take home any dyeing experiments created in the workshop.

Do I need to bring anything?
No, all materials will be provided. You will be working with foraged native Australian flora and basic kitchen equipment.

What do I wear?
Natural dyes can stain clothing, so be sure to wear something that you would not mind getting dirty.

Experience level
No experience is necessary to participate in this workshop.



Saturday 1 June 2019 from 11.30am to 1.30pm
Saturday 1 June 2019 from 3pm to 5pm


General Admission: $45.00
MCA Members: $36.00
Concession: $36.00

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Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision
  • Sign language

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