Sunday, May 24, 2009

India Flint Workshop

I had a wonderful five days at the workshop organised by SouthWest TAFE and led by India Flint – learning how to colour cloth with ecologically sustainable dyes from plants.

India is a r(eco)fashion designer, writer, feltmaker, cloth colourist & costumiere.

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Jill was there.

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Rocky and Sue also.

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And Judy as well. Judy teaches textile subjects at SouthWest TAFE.

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We went in search of plants. We felted. We experimented. We watched pots boil. We got excited about opening bundles of cloth.

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A small selection of our resulting work.

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Admiring a completed “landskin” by India.

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3 comments:

T said...

Hi Lesley
Wow, it looks like you had a great time learning eco-colour. It looks much better than my two day workshop, wish I had been able to come. And you have also been doing some felt workshops, thats great. I have not taken any workshops here for the past 12 months due to my back not being so good. So pleased that you have had the opportunities to learn with the best. I wonder if you will be addicted to felt and dyeing like I am. xt

india said...

thanks for posting all those pix, Lesley...mind you when i see my face photographed i seriously think i should change my name to Mildred...

x

india

MissyP said...

What a fantastic learning opportunity Lesley. The fabrics are beautiful. Gorgeous, gentle colours.