Two Workshops In One: Felt Bowl and Eco-Dye

Integrated over a full day workshop, Jane Bear and Irene Pagram are working together to teach their individual skills.   You will learn how to make a hand-felted bowl and explore techniques of eco-dying textiles and paper – a non-toxic, sustainable and eco-friendly method.

Making a simple Decorative Felt Bowl – Jane Bear

Jane particularly enjoys working with textiles, having discovered felting about 20 years ago.  Her current interest is exploring 3D felted objects with various surface designs.

Come ‘n’ Try Eco-Dye – Irene Pagram

You will learn to eco-dye luxurious silk, watercolour paper and pure wool with this non-toxic, sustainable and eco-friendly method.

Irene’s love of eco-dyeing began in 2012. She discovered there was a better way to do natural dyeing than using toxic metal powder mordants and salt fixtures.


Date: Saturday 27th April
Tutors:  Jane Bear and Irene Pagram
Time: 10am to 4pm (6 hours)
Location: Dereel Community Centre, 14 Swamp Road, Dereel


Tuition – free
Materials cost – $25 ($10  + $15)
All materials supplied.

What to Bring

Wear old clothes, and bring the following things with you:

  • a towel
  • gloves
  • a plate of food to share for lunch


To register for this event, please email Glynis Bryden, Art In Dereel:

Note: A minimum of 6 people are required to run this workshop.






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