The art of making natural dyes

Creating colour and curiosity with plant-based potions.

The art of making natural dyes

On a recent visit to Dja Dja Wurrung country I met with Ilka White, a Castlemaine-based artist shares her passion for natural dyeing. What began as a childhood love of foraging and making backyard potions led to studies in weaving and a long-lasting fascination for textiles and traditional making methods.

Natural dyeing has been around for thousands of years. Plants, minerals and inse...

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