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Dyeing 101 with Sara Quail: Bookings – sold out

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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In the cool of the studio, you will learn a variety of uncomplicated techniques to colour and pattern undyed silk and cotton with fibre reactive dyes. These dyes are vibrant, more colourfast than any other dye, eco-friendly, cost-effective and safe for chemically sensitive skins. This method of dying can be done in a small space and uses no pots or steamers – just simple equipment & room temperature water.

After preparing the fabric and mixing colours, at least 6 different ways of manipulating and / or applying the dye will be explored. You will be able to transform undyed fabrics of various weights and weaves with a riot of colour, or subtle tints and tones. The possibilities to create uniquely coloured fabric suitable for incorporating into handmade felt or other textile disciplines are endless.

If you have never dyed before or have had limited success with other methods, this class is for you. You will obtain permanent results with plenty of tips and ideas to colour and transform plain fabric successfully. You will be able to dye at least 6 pieces of fabric and more if time permits. Other uses for this type of dye will also be covered. Comprehensive notes will be supplied so you can achieve fool-proof results and additional yardage at home.


 Sara Quail – Perth, Western Australia

Sara’s journey of exploration with fibre and textiles commenced in 2001 when she discovered free machine embroidery and the creative possibilities of dyeing and manipulation of fabric. While she loves to push the boundaries and occasionally incorporates some rather unusual elements in both her felt and textile work, colour has always played an important role. She finds hand-dyeing her own fabric very rewarding as well as providing a unique canvas that enhances her textile work.

Sara has participated in many exhibitions in various locations in Western Australia. She has also been featured in and contributed to various publications including FELT, Down under Textiles and Fibreline. She teaches and demonstrates and is an active member of FeltWest and other textile groups in Perth.

More of her work can be seen at

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February 4
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Craft House
Alexander Park
Menora, Western Australia 6050 Australia
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