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get the lowdown on natural dyeing with studio tinta’s online course

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Composting is one of the best ways to get the most out of your food scraps, but did you know there’s another way to make your fruit and veg go the distance? Yup, natural dyeing is a very cool, old-school craft that’ll have you saving your onion skins and avocado pits.

If you’re interested in learning how to transfer nature’s glorious pigments onto fabric, we recommend turning to Katie Wilkins, the designer and maker behind textiles brand Studio Tinta (Katie was also a finalist in the 2020 Good Stuff Awards). Katie is an expert in extracting colour from all sorts of natural materials including food, flowers, plants and bark, and will soon share her knowledge through Studio Tinta's 'Natural Dye School'.

Katie designed the course for fellow craft lovers, DIY-ers and designers who want to learn at their own pace. Topics include fabrics, dye plants, mordants, where to find the best dyes and dyeing methods (including how to bundle-dye and make a dye bath). Plus, learning happens via video and written tutorials, which can be viewed at any time. Keen to jump on board? Enrolments open on June 16th at 9am, and prices start from $149. Head here to sign up.