yarn dyeing and kumihimo braiding workshop

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique used to create intricate cords once used by Samurais as laces for their armor.

Refine or refresh your dyeing knowledge in this two-session workshop spread over consecutive Saturday mornings and led by local
textile artist Carla Grbac. You will be dyeing and painting specialty silk, wool and cotton Japanese yarn, later used for the braiding.

The first part of the workshop, will involve foraging for dyestuffs on the banks of the Merri Creek, a mere 5-minute stroll from the
studio. Upon your return, you will start the dying process, eco-printing and painting warps to create new yarns.

 In the second session, once the dyed yarns are ready, you will create various braids and finish off at least one piece with a wearable

 A generous reward of baked goodies (by Carla, no less!) and tea will be awaiting you on the Pop Craft Studio deck at the end of
each session.

 Saturday 21st and 28th of March 10-1pm.




Carla is an art teacher, weaver, food lover and baker of all sorts. She combines her love of photography, books, architecture, typewriters,
space travel, art and design together with beautiful yarn, to create carefully considered woven and braided pieces.
Her designs are varied, ranging from op art inspired scarves and interior fabrics to minimalist body works in strong neutral tones.
Sharing knowledge is one of her favourite things to do. If possible, all of the above is done with cake and a cup of tea in hand.