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Eco Bundling and Printing – Natural Dyeing Workshop with Jenai Hooke

11 May @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST

Nothing quite tops the feeling of anticipation and excitement when unbundling your first leaf printed eco bundle to reveal what you and nature have created together. 

The Big Love Café is open for a pre ordered lunch, or if you prefer you can bring your own.

After lunch we will gather for a walk and forage in the Garden of Enlightenment before heading back down to the art centre to adorn your garment with nature’s colours and prints.  

All materials will be supplied other than your garment (see below)

What to Bring: 

White or light coloured, new or used shirt or top. Must be 100% natural fibre, light weight to medium weight fabric with no, or short sleeves. A scarf or shawl is also an option.  Any stains or marks on pre loved garments will be lost in the prints. If you don’t already have something suitable, charity shops are a good place to look.  

A plastic bag or bucket to take home your wet creations. 

Note pad and pen

Phone or camera

Water bottle

Sun hat

Lunch if you wish… Lunch at the Big Love Cafe must be booked 24 hours ahead at https://chenrezig.com.au/big-love-cafe

Note: No previous experience or special skills are required for this workshops. 

Please wear comfortable clothes that don’t matter if they get stained. Closed in shoes please.

The cost of the workshop is $120  which covers tuition and materials, except your garment.

Please arrange payment at the Art Studio on the day via card or cash.

To book for the workshop, please email artstudio@chenrezig.com.au

JENAI HOOKE                   

From a childhood of foraging and making, Jenai emerged as an artist with a strong desire to create beautiful, sustainable, nature-based textiles and fibre arts. Natural fibres and plant dyes are the materials used to explore texture and colour. The ancient crafts of Shibori, weaving, felting and printing on cloth are drawn upon to create contemporary art.

Discovering the secrets, science and tradition behind nature’s rich palette had Jenai travelling to Peru, Mexico, France and Japan to seek out the masters of natural dyeing and textile art. Indigo has become a strong focus, swept up in the magic of a blue pigment concealed in a green leaf; there for the taking for those with the knowledge and expertise to coax it out. Jenai runs regular workshops on all aspects of natural dyes from her bushland studio in Eudlo on the Sunshine Coast.

 Jenai is the founder and director of the Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group (SCNDIG) with a membership of over 300. Providing opportunities for members to explore and create with natural dyes, providing monthly play days, exhibitions and workshops.

 

Details

Date:
11 May
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Art Studio
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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