I have just spent two wonderful days teaching an eco dyeing workshop for the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association http://wafta.com.au
They are based (along with many other textile related groups) at Alexander Park Craft House – a really lovely venue in Menora.
I was extremely flattered when the workshop sold out within days of being advertised way back in April and very keen to meet a group of fellow textile artists interested in exploring ways of using plants to dye fabric.
I was too busy to take photos during the workshop so these pics come courtesy of workshop facilitator and my wonderful host Margaret Ford – you can see her recent work here: http://waftatwentyoneplus.com.au
There were some fabulous dyed pieces revealed over the course of two days.
I really enjoyed my stay in the city – including being able to walk a short distance on the last evening to peruse the myriad restaurants along Beaufort Street – ending up in a Nepalese/Himalayan restaurant and eating the most divine goat curry and a delicious chicken dish cooked in a tandoori oven.
I surprised myself at the ease of getting back on to the freeway thanks to Margaret’s excellent directions and had an easy drive home.