Australian artist, Margaret-Anne is passionate about her craft with her works available through Craft Victoria, Tarrawarra Museum of Art and Manteau Noir.
Shibori techniques and natural dye have become a consuming interest for Margaret-Anne exploring the complexities of these techniques, indigo and other natural dyes. She recently travelled to Japan undertaking a Japanese Textile Workshop, learning a variety of artisan skills centred around shibori, natural dye and Japanese culture.
This masterclass requires no previous knowledge and is set in a relaxed and informal environment where participants can ask questions and chat with esteemed Japanese trained artist, Margaret-Anne.
The day will include the following:
- Introduction to Shibori
- Demonstration of Shibori techniques
- Individual Shibori samplers to take home including guided tuition in 3 shibori techniques ori nui, itajime and arashi, and indigo dyeing techniques.
- All materials to complete sampler and fabric (this may be a tea towel or piece of silk) to complete your own special take home piece.
- Handouts including introduction to shibori, resources and vat recipe
- Morning tea, refreshments and Kitchen Garden lunch
Oak and Monkey Puzzle workshops include morning tea, snacks and 2 course kitchen garden lunch picked fresh from the estate kitchen garden and local seasonal produce – such as slow cooked Jonai Meatsmiths pork, garden greens and salads and homemade sourdough bread, followed by panna cotta with organic berries, all made by Natasha Morgan.
This master class is limited to 8 participants to ensure an intimate environment.
About Margaret-Anne Gooch:
Australian artist, Margaret-Anne Gooch, was introduced to natural dyes and textiles by her mother during her childhood, an interest re-ignited at various points in her life both in England and Australia through her studies and workshops.
Margaret-Anne discovered the art of shibori and further natural dye techniques in her university textiles studies. This was expanded at the Plant Craft Cottage Natural Dye Group within the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Victoria and through her own experimentation.
More information about Margaret-Anne Gooch here