textile workshops


dream......create......inspire......workshops.....retreats
workshops, boutique textile tours & retreats.

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 lead textile tours and retreats in Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali, Japan and Australia.

I have taught over 4500 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 macramé workshops you will get the best rope that I have spent years on sourcing.

I regularly lead small boutique textile tours in Japan, retreats in Bali and new for 2018, an amazing textile tour in India and Vietnam. Please email me for details bleu2@bigpond.com

My new book 'woven color' which includes 50 projects that you can make including natural dyeing, weaving and macramé projects, will be released in March 2018 and can be pre-ordered here


photo by Chris Court
photo by Chris Court
exhibition at Ivy Muse, Melbourne


Boutique textile tours:

Vietnam Creative 2018

July 1st - July 8th 2018 (2 spaces still available)
On this wonderful 7 night / 8-day journey you will explore the beautiful city Hanoi in Northern Vietnam, the Capital of Vietnam. You will also travel to the Northwest to the valley of Mai Chau, surrounded by beautiful green hills and ethnic hill tribes.
Textiles and craft are at the heart of this trip but you will also experience the incredible cuisine of Vietnam and the beautiful French influenced city of Hanoi and the rural scape of Mai Chau. There will be a maximum of 12 guests and you will travel with Natalie Miller and Harriet Goodall.
Itinerary in brief:

Walk and stay in the old quarter in Hanoi.

Visit hill tribes in the beautiful location of Mai Chau near the border of Laos.

Shopping experience at colourful Pa Co Markets.

Bike riding and trekking at Mai Chau.

Full day contemporary Workshops with artists Natalie Miller and Harriet Goodall.

Traditional workshop and cooking class with the local Vietnamese.

Experience the delicious cuisine of Vietnam.

Visit the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi

$2750 twin, $3050 single standard
email Natalie at bleu2@bigpond.com to register


Japan 2018 Saori weaving
May 20th - 26th, 2018 
Osaka and Kyoto weaving and dyeing experience - 7 days and 6 nights
Saori weaving for 3 days and shibori dyeing and exploring Kyoto 3 days
email to register your interest for 2018 

$2200aud
bleu2@bigpond.com

Japan May 2018
2 day tapestry weave workshop with myself at Kyoto Walnut 19th and 20th May, 2018
India September 2018
Soon to be announced 10 day textile tour. Please email bleu2@bigpond.com to be noticed as soon as details released
Bali Creative Ubud 2018 - sold out
email to go on waiting list bleu2@bigpond.com or register your interest for 2019





Japan 2018 Tapestry weaving


register your interest for 2018 bleu2@bigpond.com
December 2018 exact dates TBC
Kyoto 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 
email me for details bleu2@bigpond.com



2017 tapestry weaving

TAPESTRY WEAVING - next class in 2018

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.
Next one in 2018



Naturally dyeing wool, cotton and linen

Naturally dyeing -  Next one in 2018

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 

Macrame

MACRAME WALL HANGING 
Next one in 2018


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