• Gardening Australia - My Garden Path - Katie West

    Gardening Australia - My Garden Path - Katie West

    For Reconciliation Week 2020, I was on Gardening Australia to talk about my work and give a little demo of how to naturally dye some fabric.

    Watch the episode here

    Dye process notes:
    In the video, you will notice that the fabric pieces have a purple tone. That effect is caused by the addition of vinegar and iron (from rusty objects) to the pot.

    Adding vinegar can lead to more immediate results and help the colour from some specific plants to intensify and bite the fabric. However, some dyers do not use vinegar at all. To increase colour, they will boil their bundle for many hours and leave in the pot overnight, re-dye fabric multiple times to build up tone, or leave the bundle outside somewhere to continue transforming with the weather.

    The truth is, in the world of natural dyeing, there many different approaches and techniques, and it is a process that invites exploration, experimentation and finding a flow that is satisfying to you.

  • Limited-edition cover poster for un Magazine issue 14.1: CARE

    Limited-edition cover poster for un Magazine issue 14.1: CARE
  • Rectification and Healing, by Ophelia Lai, ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 116, NOV/DEC 2019

    Rectification and Healing, by Ophelia Lai, ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 116, NOV/DEC 2019
  • Art Collector Magazine ‘50 things collectors should know’ 2019

    Art Collector Magazine ‘50 things collectors should know’ 2019

    "We look at those artists who gallerists have thrown their weight behind in 2018/2019 with an inaugural premiere commercial exhibition."