We are blessed at The Sound Temple to have Ella Steiner join us as a guest artist presenter at the Natural Dying Workshop here in the Perth Hills as part of our annual ‘Common Threads Woven Through Community’ Project.
Ella Steiner is an emerging artist and designer who has recently graduated from Curtin University with Honours, studying Fine Art and Fashion. Her practice often involves a merge of these two areas of study, emphasising handcraftsmanship and aiming to provoke conversations about how we value clothing.
Ella has presented works in 2017 at Eco-Fashion Week Australia, in 2018 at both the Curtin Fine Art and Fashion Degree shows and in 2019 at the Perth Fashion Festival ‘Future Runway’ and the Curtin Fine Art Degree Show.
Ella will Join Jane Ziemons on 2 Day natural Dye Workshop
At the natural dye workshop Ella will be sharing skills and knowledge gained throughout her Honours year. During her Honours, Ella experimented with a variety of natural dyes made from plants and food waste and trialled techniques of bundle dyeing, overdyeing and textile printing. Ella uses natural dyeing in conjunction with other handcraft techniques: weaving, stitching, knitting.
Common Threads Woven Through Community is a month long community engagement project which includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages.
Our 2020 theme embraces the inter connection of our living world – the seen and unseen “The Pollination of Life” exploring the underlying connections between artists, creatives, sustainable enterprises and movements. As we all carry a thread that collaboratively weaves the health and wellbeing of our collective future on this planet.
These events are designed to share art and craft forms and exchange knowledge, to open participants up to a new way of life, they encourage the questioning of our thought patterns, they support the dissolving of old belief systems bringing a sense of belonging. You will feel deeply inspired by being part of a continuing impulse of considerable change.