University of Technology Sydney

88006 Textiles: Dye Methods

6cp; 3hpw (workshop)
Recommended studies:

Experience with textile studies is a benefit but is not essential.

Fashion and Textiles



This subject introduces students to the principles of dye, colour and resist patterning as they relate to the fashion and textiles industry. Through a series of dye workshops, students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary dye techniques and are encouraged to investigate innovative approaches to colouring and patterning cloth. In studios, students experiment with natural dyes, mordants and commercial dyes including acid and reactive dyes. Students explore rich cultural textile histories including the ancient arts of Japanese Shibori and Indigo dyeing.

This subject introduces students to methods of generating resist textile patterning through techniques such as binding, stitching, tying and pleating. The studio explores natural fibers and fabrics and their relationship to dye techniques. Through material experimentation, students develop textile concepts and colour sensibilities in a sophisticated and individual way. An emphasis throughout the subject is placed on a professional and sustainable print room practice.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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