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Natural dyeing with lichens, up on the Dye Nerd’s Blog today!
Active WSN member Barbara Schey recounts her journey of natural dyeing, textiles, 60s , TAFTA (the Australian Forum for Textile Arts) and more… in this Natural dyeing note that she emailed us. Enjoy!
About Barbara Schey.
Barbara Schey is a native of Australia and was the recipient of the country’s first ever grant for a 2-year apprenticeship with a Craftsmen in the Community – Master Weaver Erika Semler. Barbara has attended many residential courses with leading artists from all over the world, including: Clothilde Barrett; Madge Milston; Bertha Bochman; Hiroyuki Shindo; Yoshiko I Wada; Ana Lisa Hedstrom; Jim Liles; Darcie Decerberie; Shigeki Fukomoto; and the list goes on. She has also been showcased at numerous exhibitions and has won many awards including the Madge Witts Memorial Award (Pacific Festival Townsville) and the first place at Innisfail Art Show, Mareeba Art Show and the Australian Craft Show.