This craft group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The Group works with natural dyes and researches their preparation and use in the dying of cotton, silk and other natural fibres. The dyes are extracted from the leaves, flowers, fruit, stems and roots of plants. Some of the dyes used have been madder, logwood, camomile, eucalyptus, thryptomeme, correa and indigo. The Group also uses the Shibori technique to pattern cloth. A reference collection has been established and is stored in the von Mueller Resource Centre, located within Plant Craft Cottage.
Natural Dye Group
COVID19 Currently due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings and demonstrations at Plant Craft Cottage have been cancelled. Once we are able to resume activities, we will add dates and times so please check back over coming months.