Friday, June 22, 2012

Creative Books workshop @ Treeline

Eco-dyed papers - gold, orange and black colours
These photos are from my latest workshop that I ran on Wednesday in conjunction with the Treeline 2012 event run by Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The workshop was held at the lovely Maroochydore Botanic Gardens, I highly recommend a visit to see the sculpture gardens set amongst the native bushland.

We had a great day of eco-dyeing and coptic stitching.  I tried out a new brew based on bracken fern with a pinch of alum, which produced beautiful bright gold colours.  Combined with the onion skins, eucalypt leaves and metal fragments, the results were just stunning.

The bundles ready to go into the pot

Unwrapping the bundles to reveal the eco-dyed books