Eucalyptus Dye Workshop
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
Led by textile artists and researchers Liz Williamson and Emma Peters, this intimate workshop teaches participants how to dye fabric with local eucalyptus leaves, twigs or bark using dyebaths and ‘eco bundles’.
Together Liz and Emma will also discuss sourcing materials locally, environmental concerns, and sustainable practices.
Liz Williamson has been weaving since the late 1970s and is still fascinated with the potential of interlacing two sets of threads at her loom. Recent weavings have referenced the tradition of woven rag rugs, the repair of cloth and the idea of 'making do', with many woven with materials coloured by locally sourced eucalyptus and plant dyes.
Emma Peters is a circular textile designer, researcher and educator with extensive experience in the textile design industry. Emma’s textile practice and research considers our relationship with material culture, specifically sustainability, narrative, and connection. She is interested in the tangible relationships we have with textiles, and how to creatively devise circular design strategies. Materials and technology are challenged and integrated to expand upon the potential for evocative, emotionally durable and sustainable solutions. Since working as a commercial textile designer with several of Australia’s leading homeware brands, Emma has been awarded a Master of Design, published research, exhibited as a solo artist, and is a founding member of the Circular Textile Lab. Currently, Emma is an Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate at UNSW. Her research is looking at circular pathways for bedlinen waste.
Presented in conjunction with Liz Williamson: Weaving Eucalypts Project at UNSW Galleries, 18 June – 14 August 2022.
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Banner: Image courtesy of the artist, Sydney.