DATE : After lockdown ...
TIME : 11:30am - 3.30pm

Join us for a playful immersion in nature as we celebrate her abundant beauty in this inspiring workshop of connection, exploration and self-nurture.

In this workshop you will be warmly welcomed to our stunning table, laden with natural wonders for you to discover and explore. We will be working with a beautiful collection of Australian natives, exotic botanicals from around the world and common produce that you can find in your everyday kitchen.

Eco-printing is an ancient technique which uses botanical elements such as leaves, barks, flowers, seeds, spices, fruits and vegetables (plus much more natural matter) to apply colour and design to textiles and paper.

The beauty lies in the organic, unpredictable outcome of patterns, shapes and colour. From forage to finish, eco-dyeing is the perfect way to combine the art of play, science and nature into one deeply grounding and connecting experience. Once you have the fundamentals under your belt, eco-dyeing can easily be created in a home environment with very little investment. 

We will also discuss and sample a collection of Earth pigments, looking at where to find them as well as how to prepare and apply for textile dying.

Your teacher will guide you through an introduction in eco-dyeing whilst sharing technical information around the science of tannins, mordants, textiles and processes as well as cultural respect and appreciation for the botanicals we will be handling. 

At Circa B.C. we are all about self care, nurture and discovery. Playing, being, loving, sharing, creating. To really embrace and embody this love for ourselves, you will receive a pure silk pillowslip for you to eco-dye in class. Something for you to keep, love and rest your head upon for many years to come. 

We will begin our workshop with experimenting with small silk and cotton swatch pieces for you to develop an idea of which palettes and patterns you are drawn to. After you’ve created your own swatch collection we will then move on to eco-dye your very own silk pillowslip. Created by you for you.

We invite you to spend the day with us, immersed in the beauty of nature whilst learning a valuable creative technique that is forever yours to expand and build upon. 


  • All materials required to explore eco-dyeing and create your own silk and cotton swatch samples.
  • Take home your own silk eco-dyed pillowslip created by you in class.
  • Vegan grazing platter and organic tea bar.
  • Extensive notes delivered in a digital PDF.
  • Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or please bring an apron.
  • Any organic matter that you wish to discuss or experiment eco-dyeing with.
  • Any small pieces of natural fibre fabric you wish to discuss or experiment eco-dyeing with.
  • Creative spirit. 

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Cate Caldis                     @soltyslabel           

Cate is a dye-hard eco fanatic who concentrates her work on sustainable and ethical practice. Soltyslabel, created by Cate is a testament to her values. A conscious, slow fashion label that is breaking the mould on how we identify with consumer seasons, fast fashion and wearable longevity. 

Cate's curiosity, passion and exploration into Earth pigments and natural dyes has greatly influenced her work with her latest collection of pure silk kimonos, scarves and pants that are... shall I say... to DYE FOR ! 

Cate generously shares her wealth of information with an understanding that no ideas are ours to keep and by allowing these ideas to flow in and around us, we create more space for new ideas to flourish. Cate's love for Earth pigments and natural dying process is quite contagious as she presents her knowledge in the warmest, most delightful ways, leaving you completely romanced, enriched and inspired.

COVID-19 : Our venue is registered as COVID safe and we are following COVID-19 government guidelines closely. Our studio is able to accomodate up to 20 people honouring safe distancing between each participant however we are capping most workshops at 10 to ensure extra comfort and safety. If the government restrictions ease before the workshop date we will increase the ticket numbers as per recommendation. If the restrictions are to tighten, we will postpone the event until further notice and refund your booking in full.

We are making every effort to keep the studio sanitised and clean. Please do not make any bookings if you carry any symptoms of COVID-19. Please respect each other's space and honour safe distancing guidelines whilst attending your class.

HOW TO BOOK : Simply add the workshop to your cart and check out using your preferred payment method. Once you have completed your order, a confirmation email will be sent to your nominated email address. (Please ensure your email address is entered correctly). Please add your phone number at checkout. Please arrive at the venue at least 5 minutes before event start time.

Simply adjust the quantity before adding to cart. An email will be sent to your nominated email address requesting the contact details of all event attendees. 

BUYING AS A GIFT ? Check out using your own name and contact details. Once you've completed your order, please send us an email at create@circabc.com.au and request a Gift Certificate (please quote order number as reference). Gift Certificates are beautifully designed and printed on linen card, we are happy to post the Gift Certificate to any address in Australia free of charge. Gift Certificates can only be used for the nominated workshop originally purchased. Gift Certificates are non exchangeable for any other items available at the Circa B.C. store.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS : If you are purchasing this workshop within 14 days of the event date, the enrolment fee is now non refundable. If you wish to cancel your enrolment, we require at least 14 days notice prior to the event date in order to receive a full refund for your enrolment. Event dates are non exchangeable or transferrable. If a friend or relative can take your place, they are more than welcome. 

OUR BONDI STUDIO : Make an unforgettable day out of your workshop with the most gorgeous world famous Bondi Beach only a moment away from the studio doors. Amazing eateries surround our humble studio and you will certainly have full bellies, minds and hearts. Free unmetered parking is a 10 minute stroll from our studio or make use of the abundant public transport which will drop you within a minutes walk from our studio door. 

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