What are the connections between First Nation Fashion and Inclusive Architecture?
Come join us for what will be a thrilling and exciting conversation at the Victorian Pride Centre on Sunday the 23rd of October. Gather your friends, prepare to learn some weird and wonderful facts, and see if you can come up with the winning question that unites these two topics. This might be your chance to win a prize for the best question on the night!
Strange Bedfellows brings together two speakers talking for 20 minutes each, in tag-teamed lectures discussing First Nations Fashion and Inclusive Architecture.
Understand how these minerals make the natural colours strong, fast to light and washing. Learn about plants you can forage, grow or buy for a range of beautiful colours. We will simmer plants and prepared fabrics together to create natural colours on wool, silk and cottons. See how a range of colours can be created from one dye pot. These techniques can be repeated at home to discover what colours may be hidden inside the leaves in your garden and used to dye clothing, fabric or yarn for making.
Students are welcome to bring clothing from home to discuss with me how they could dye worn items to revamp them or colour new ones with natural dyes at home.
MASTERCLASS > NATURAL DYEING WITH HEATHER THOMAS: IMAGE > Natural Dyeing with Heather Thomas, 2022. Image courtesy of Wild Heather and Heather Thomas.
Feature Image – STRANGE BEDFELLOWS > First Nations FASHION VS INCLUSIVE ARCHITECTURE : IMAGE > Courtesy of Melbourne Fashion Week.