Heather Thomas explores the ancient craft of natural dyeing in her Melbourne textile studio, to bring these colours back into modern practice for herself and others.
Traditional, natural, transforming.
As a natural dyer, I use plants to create beautiful colours in textiles which was a commonly used technique before chemical dyes were developed.
It is so satisfying to create the dyes yourself, even more so when you can grow and forage the leaves, flowers or roots from the garden. Using natural dyes in my work creates a unique look. I also enjoy experimenting with plants to see what colour can be coaxed out of them, especially Australian natives.
Getting hands on in a world of colour creation with Heather will send you along on a pathway of plants to discover their hidden beauty. You will cotton on quickly to the magic.