What’s included?

Learn how to dye textiles with natural ingredients

    1. Natural Dyeing Textiles

Course Details

  • $19.00
  • 1 lesson
  • 1 instructional PDF
  • 1 video

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Maria demonstrates her natural dyeing process with easy to acquire equipment and materials. You can do this in a conventional kitchen…. or over a fire with a cauldron if you would like the full witch experience. In this exciting project, Maria encourages letting go of expectations and having fun with the dyeing process, encouraging unique and surprising outcomes.

  • Level and equipment

    This course is suitable for beginners through to advanced artisans. Only basic equipment and materials are needed, including:

    Natural material (linen cotton or other plant-based fibre), Soy milk, Alum (potassium aluminium sulphate, can be purchased from craft stores or online), Blueberries, Onion skins, Twine or rubber bands, Cooking pot, Colander, Sink or vessel to soak materials.

  • Bonus Material

    Downloadable PDF with step by step instructions.

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Maria Nelson Molloy

Nelson Molloy creates unique garments for women that are edgy and fashion forward. Their goal is to design and make artisan pieces that fit smoothly into your existing wardrobe and quickly become a loved and well-worn piece. They ethically design and manufacture in Brisbane, with an aim to include fashion students, graduates and full time Mums in the design and making process. They use natural fibres and minimise waste in the cut and lay of all fabrics. Most waste is then used in their other label Chasing Zero. The Chasing Zero Project is a collaborative, innovative fashion project exploring the possibilities of Zero Waste through fashion design. The Chasing Zero Project enables the Nelson Molloy studio to become circular with the offcuts from recent collections, donated or second-hand clothing, giving waste a new life and become new garments. Each piece is thoroughly thought out, and natural dyeing, reverse dyeing, patching and slow stitching techniques are used to elevate each timeless design. The Zero Waste concept can feel complicated to achieve and requires thought, planning, and even formulas to make happen in the studio. To diminish waste in clothing design and manufacturing requires just as much planning and formulaic thinking, not to mention a lot of creativity and questioning involved.