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natalie miller workshops

NOTE: For the remainder of 2017, I will not be teaching anymore workshops as Im focusing on large art works, projects and textile tours.
I do have a couple of Sydney workshops in September in 2017. I will doing more workshops in 2018.

Over the past 5 years I have travelled to various locations throughout Australia, and have taught internationally in Hong Kong, Bali, Thailand, Singapore, Paris, Japan, New York and Columbus. I have leaded textile tours and retreats in Thailand, Bali and Japan.

I have taught over 4000 students over the world in sell out workshops. I am very passionate about what I do and hope to teach you my ways and process of how I create my artworks.

For my weaving workshops I hand dye and wind all my wool and roving from Australian wool and provide you with the best loom available. With my macrame workshops you will get the best rope that I have spent years on sourcing.

I regularly lead textile tours in Japan, retreats in Bali and new for 2018, an amazing textile tour in India. Please email me for details bleu2@bigpond.com At this stage all 2017 retreats are sold, and 2018 dates to be released soon.
 

photo by annabelle hickson



2017 tapestry weaving

TAPESTRY WEAVING - MOSS VALE Next one in 2018
Friday July 21st 2017 10am - 4pm
Learn to tapestry weave. Take home your loom, entire roll of warp and lots of hand dyed wool and roving. With the skills to continue new weave from home.
SOLD OUT

TAPESTRY WEAVING - SYDNEY

North Sydney community centre September 2 and 3rd 2017
book here
tapestry weaving
macrame

2017 rigid heddle loom

Rigid Heddle Loom - moss vale
Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom
Make a scarf or throw. 5 rolls of hand dyed chunky wool.
You will borrow the loom and can buy at wholesale rate at end of the class if you love it.
$250 Maximum 6 students
SOLD OUT

2017 naturally dyeing wool, cotton and linen

Naturally dyeing - moss vale SOLD OUT Next one in 2018

Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd 2017 10am - 4pm
Over 2 days learn how to scour, mordant and naturally dye wool, cotton and linen with turmeric, cochineal, indigo, eucalyptus leaves, madder, onion skins, tea bags and more.
Lean about the different mordants and the colour fastness of natural dyes. Learn how to overdye and shibori techniques.
You will dye with 4 skeins of 200gram wool ,12 ,20 or 30ply (your choice) to take home (value $140)
You will also receive a cotton scarf to dye with and 2 metres of beautiful natural linen (value $90). Also you can bring your own fabric as well, sheet set or vintage dress that you want to dye. Maximum 6 students

2017 macrame

MACRAME WALL HANGING - moss vale


Saturday July 22nd 2017 10am - 3pm (1 SPACE AVAILABLE)
BOOK HERE

RETREATS & TEXTILE TOURS:

JAPAN 2017 

weaving & dyeing experience

September 2017 SOLD OUT please email for waitlist OR (register your interest for july 2018)
Osaka and Kyoto weaving and dyeing experience - 8 days and 7 nights
Saori weaving for 4 days and shibori dyeing and exploring Kyoto 3 days
email to register your interest for 2018 bleu2@bigpond.com



December 2017 SOLD OUT please email for waitlist OR (register your interest for december 2018)
6th December - 14th December 2017
Tokyo and Kyoto textile tour - 7 days and 6 nights
3 nights Kyoto
3 nights - 1 hour out of Kyoto at textile school and for tapestry weaving retreat and factory tour 
Includes weaving tuition, materials, translator in weaving workshop, all meals at textile school, all accom $2500aud
email me for details bleu2@bigpond.com




BALI 2018

 Bali 2017 was a huge success so I will be organising Bali 2018 in Ubud from March 19th 2018. 6 nights 8 days. 18 spaces available to stay on site and 6 spaces to stay in your own accommodation.

Great artists, great food, an incredible sustainable and environmental destination at Bambu Indah. Prices starting from $1900USD. Please register your interest at bleu2@bigpond.com 
Details and availability to book mid July 2017

workshop images
weaving workshop at Kangaloon 2014
Teaching in Kyoto 2016

weaving workshop at Kangaloon 2014

kids weaving workshop at Green Bridge Studios 2017

kids weaving workshop at Green Bridge Studios 2017

 tapestry weaving workshop at paddington 2016


Artistic retreat in Thailand 2016


 Artistic retreat in Thailand 2016


2 day tapestry weaving workshop at paddington 2016

weaving workshop at Koskela, photo by koskela 2015
Macramé school at Kangaloon 2014
Macramé school at Kangaloon
Macramé school at Kangaloon

weaving workshop at paper runway in Byron Bay 2014

macramé wall hanging workshop in New York 2015

the macramé catwalk in New York 2015
macrame workshop at paper runway in Byron Bay 2015





weaving workshop at paper runway in Byron Bay 2015




Tapestry weaving
Join Natalie Miller for this colourful and inspiring workshop - an introduction to tapestry weaving with hand dyed wools, silk, roving and raffia.
You’ll learn how to warp up onto a timber loom and explore different tapestry weaving techniques.
Students will explore the essence of colour, form and texture to create a wonderful woven wall hanging from a range of natural fibres.
At the end of the workshop you’ll take home your very own Ashford timber weaving loom, entire roll of cotton warp and a selection of hand dyed wool and fibres in a canvas carry bag. 
This little bag of goodies will contain everything you need to continue your weaving from home. Be prepared to get addicted to this crafting goodness!



finders keepers, Sydney 14. photo by bec taylor

finders keepers, Sydney 14. photo by bec taylor


finders keepers, Sydney 14. photo by bec taylor
finders keepers, Sydney 14. photo by bec taylor

macramé workshop Koskela, Sydney
macramé workshop Koskela, Sydney

macramé workshop Koskela, Sydney


macramé workshop Koskela, Sydney


macramé workshop Koskela, Sydney


macramé wall hanging
macramé wall hanging 
macramé knots and rope, bloesem, Singapore 2014

macramé knots and rope, bloesem, Singapore 2014
macramé raw craft studios, robertson 2014
Paddington 2013

Paddington 2013

Bloesem Creative workshop, Singapore 2014

Bloesem Creative workshop, Singapore 2014