In this hands-on demonstration and workshop, Craft invites you to join DNJ Paper in their Southbank studio to discover how they turn a sheet of paper into a luxurious dyed cloth using natural dyes.

DNJ Paper makes garments and accessories out of Handmade Japanese paper. In this workshop held in their studio, DNJ will share traditional Japanese and experimental methods for making and dyeing paper cloth, as well as invite participants to examine their archive of every sheet of handmade paper currently being produced in Japan. DNJ will also provide an introduction and overview of the historical context and relevance of this material practice.

This workshop delivered as a part of the 2023 PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Fashion Culture Program.