We acknowledge Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.

About Lucy Beach

Lucy Beach of Sinoper Textiles completed her BA in textile design in the UK in the 1990s. Today Lucy has a successful business producing modern items of clothing using traditional techniques such as eco-dyeing, focusing on natural dyes and upcycled clothing to make remastered pieces of art. Lucy is passionate about all things textiles and about sharing her knowledge.

Co-facilitating the workshop is grassroots organisation Little Red Toolangi Treehouse – named for the treehouse of the same name that was raised in the Toolangi State Forest during the longest tree-sit on the mainland of Australia, in 2013–14 (an act of support for locals keen to protect their forest from being made into paper). Since then the Little Red Toolangi Treehouse group has built an ongoing legacy of environmental education and acted as a beacon for native forest protection, drawing people from the city to have a genuine forest experience, both educational and inspirational.