SAT 16 SEP | SWELL MASTERCLASS | Botanical Dyes and Native Foods with Norton Fredricks & Three Little Birds Brisbane

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Botanical Dyes and Native Foods with Norton Fredricks & Three Little Birds Brisbane

A collaboration between Norton Fredricks (Retritus) and chef Chris Jordan (Three Little Birds Brisbane), this multifaceted masterclass will have participants explore the fundamentals of natural dyeing techniques as well as be educated on native foods, celebrating the unique culture and natural resources Australia has to offer. 

When| Saturday 16 September  
Time| 9.30am – 2.00pm 
Where| Yulagi Space, opposite The Salt Mill 784 Pacific Parade, Currumbin QLD 4223 
Cost| $149 + booking fee

Each workshop participant will receive: 

  • 2-hour bush bundle dyeing workshop by Norton Fredericks where each participant will take home a completed scarf and printed paper 
  • 1-hour native foods education workshop by chef Chris Jordan 
  • Lunch catered by Chef Jordan, Three Little Birds Brisbane  

Bush Dyes: 
Participants will receive a silk bandana to naturally dye using Australian native botanicals and earth pigments along with two pieces of watercolour paper to create botanical prints on. Participants will leave with a completed scarf, printed paper and an understanding of how to prepare fabric to dye and a foundational knowledge of how natural dyes work. 

Native Foods:  
Using native ingredients, ancient knowledge of customs and techniques to make food that doesn’t just taste good but also works to acknowledge, educate, and celebrate the unique culture and natural resources Australia has to offer. Chef Chris will teach you about native ingredients you can incorporate into your home gardens & cooking, followed by a cooking demonstration and a native lunch.

More about Norton Fredricks, Retritus
Norton Fredericks is a queer sustainable fibre artist with Indigenous heritage based on Bullongin land, Hope Island, who explores his connection to country through textiles. Participants will learn the fundamentals of how to create lasting dyes from Australian natives and principles behind botanical printing, you will leave with a completed silk scarf and two pieces of paper.  

More about chef Chris Jordan, Three Little Birds Brisbane
Chef and owner of Brisbane-based food events and products company Three Little Birds, Chris Jordan, connects with his First Nations ancestry through cooking with native ingredients. Alongside his business, he has held collaborative, pop-up dinners that grapple conceptually and gastronomically with Indigenous food sovereignty, cultural dispossession and climate change. 

More about the SWELL Acknowledging Place Pavilion, Pacific Parade, Currumbin (opposite The Salt Mill). 

The Acknowledging Place Pavilion will be a dedicated space to be calm and connect with the land on which SWELL takes place. With curated First Nations artistic programming such as live music, performance and masterclasses. Please note the Acknowledging Place Pavilion is a large tent, so if it’s chilly make sure you rug up. 

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IMAGE: Retritus / Three Little Birds Brisbane