Katazome Dyeing with Natural Pigments with Melinda Heal

Course Overview

Experience the process of katazome (resist stencil dyeing) as we create small works on Japanese paper and fabric

 We will be making our own rice- based resist paste, hand-cutting a stencil, printing onto fabric and washi, then using natural pigments to dye our designs.

This is a process-driven, hands on technique. Come with an idea for a stencil and walk away with dyed artworks.

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Materials List


Please come with:

Some sketches or ideas for a stencil design you’d like to cut and dye during the workshop. Max size 30cm x 30cm


Rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin.

A notebook or sketch book plus basic drawing/design equipment (black pens, coloured pencils, a ruler)

Masking tape.

A stencil knife (ie X-acto cutter with replaceable blades)

An old hand towel or old flannelette to cut up and use as a blotting cloth, helpful if it’s a light colour.

Materials fee payable $20, (covers stencil paper, fabric and Japanese paper, paste and pigments)

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia


16 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019


09:30 AM - 04:30 PM





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Workshop Attendee $460
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