Prints on Fabric and Paper: 2 Day Workshop


Dye, print design – indigo, natural dyes and botanical prints on fabric and paper with Samantha Tannous.

Saturday 24 August: 10am-4pm
Sunday 25 August: 10am-4pm

  • Max 20 tickets
  • $20 materials fee pay directly to tutor
  • $65 optional kit for purchase
  • Requirements List (downloadable PDF)

Suitable for All Skill Levels, ages 16+

Achieve beautiful designs from folding, clamping, binding, stitching and manipulating fabrics and paper then dipping them into a variety of dye vats – including the classic favourite, indigo.

  • Sam will demonstrate some simple techniques then you can experiment with your own ideas.
  • Indigo and natural dyes work best on natural materials such as silk, wool and cotton.
  • Sam will provide indigo blue vats in two tones, and 2-3 hot vats – one will be for steam-setting prints from materials such as leaves, onion skins and flowers.
  • Sam will offer plenty of fabrics and paper for sale, including silk scarves that you can wear home!

If you want to bring some of your own ‘stash’, please do! Small lengths of fabric, skeins of yarn, a cotton shirt to “upcycle”, or lovely papers such as cotton rag or mulberry papers – natural materials are best!

There will be plenty of “tools” such as string, clamps, arashi poles and other materials that you need to create your designs. Sam will guide you in how to use these items to create unique designs.

This is a two-day workshop, so that you have plenty of time to try the different vats and techniques, and perhaps try some more complex dyeing on the second day.


20 in stock

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About Samantha

Sam is a fibre and textile artist based in Jervis Bay NSW. She has been exhibiting her work in group and solo shows since 2015, and is most passionate about creating felt and mixed media sculpture.

She has spent many years learning the ‘chemistry’ of natural dyes and knows how to achieve beautiful colours and prints from plant matter onto textiles and paper.

She is the founder and organiser of Arts Muster which is all about making things together. Sam is a firm believer in the powers of art and craft to contribute to our wellness and happiness as humans.

Additional information


Saturday 24 August, Sunday 25 August

What to Bring

Student Requirements List

All optional!

  • Small skeins of yarn in natural materials e.g. wool, cotton, silk, hemp, ramie, linen, banana silk, etc. No synthetics (they won’t dye)
  • Small pieces of fabrics in natural materials as above – pre-wash if you can, do not use fabric softener
  • Papers, made from cotton rag or watercolour paper for example –needs to withstand being wet (I have used tea bags – maybe sew together some empty tea bag papers)
  • A white cotton shirt, t-shirt or small garment to “upcycle” (from op-shop perhaps)


  • You must wear closed-toe shoes (no thongs or sandals)
  • Apron, protective clothes or old clothes

Materials fee $35 – payable directly to your tutor – contributes to the dye pot ingredients, tools and other materials, plus some fabrics for sampling and a silk scarf.

A Range of Silks, Wool, Cotton, Hemp, Linen, various Yarns and Paper will available for individual purchase directly from tutor during the workshop – various prices.