How can I help YOU to unlock your infinite creative potential?

Textiles and color are your route to happiness!

So many people yearn for a more fun and colorful life. Are YOU one of these people?

What do you want more of? Fill in the assessment form below and I will send you more information to get you started on your journey to craft your most colorful life using pattern and cloth.

If you are a textile enthusiast you will love the learning that I have to offer.

Below the feedback form you will find my blog where I share many ideas that you can use to infuse more fun and color into your daily life.

Benefits Program

If you want to learn from me in a guided experience from month to month, you might enjoy my Benefits Program? 

This is how it works...

Step 1

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Step 2

Create your profile and connect to PayPal.

Step 3

Select a payment Tier that works for your budget and that delivers the learning experience that you want to enjoy.

Step 4

Enjoy the learning content that I send you every month directly to your mailbox which includes...

  • tutorials
  • podcasts about up-cycled textiles
  • designs to download and use for your personal craft projects
  • eBooks about dyeing, printing and up-cycling textiles
  • online courses about dyeing, printing and up-cycling textiles
  • merchandise including mugs, tote bags, T-shirts and hoodies that are printed with my own exclusive designs

You can opt out at any time with instant effect at the click of a button if you are not enjoying the experience.

Online Courses

Would you like to learn more about specific topics? 

Why the online courses are better than in-person workshops

  • You can sign up at any time that works for YOU.
  • You can do the course from anywhere.
  • You can work through the material in your own environment.
  • You can work through the course material at your own pace and there is no time limit on how long you take to complete it.
  • You can watch the video again and again if you did not get the information the first time I explain it.

Who the workshops are for...

  • crafters
  • school teachers
  • fashion designers
  • quilters
  • textile enthusiasts
  • up-cyclers

View the selection here...


Best value for money... The Quilter's Choice

This bundle of eBooks about dyeing fabrics is super useful for quilters.


Costing and pricing your handmade products

Are YOU struggling to work out how much to charge for your handmade products? This online course helps you to break it down step-by-step so that you have a better chance of building a financially sustainable business. So many makers sell their products too cheaply and do not even know how to work out when they are trading at a loss. This course will help you to push through your fear and feeling of overwhelm into an empowered space of "I've got this!".


"This is a cornerstone course for any new or struggling entrepreneur! If you're a business owner wondering why your business just never quite gets off the ground or whether you're still holding a dream in your heart for a life of entrepreneurship, do yourself a favor and purchase this course. Understanding pricing and costing is the life force of any business. Grasp the battle-tested wisdom Melanie shares in this course and you'll be well on your way to mindfully building a financially healthy and sustainable business."  Rated 5 out of 5  Sandra J Miljkovic

Dip dyeing in detail

Dip dyeing is a chic finish that we see on the catwalk and in the bridal market season after season. If you want to learn how to apply this finish to your fabrics, then this is the online course for you. This course explores the easy way and the more difficult way of achieving this finish along with the benefits and drawbacks of both methods. Sign up today so you can figure out which method suits your purposes the best.


“The Dip-Dyeing course is brilliant, well-written, easy-to-follow. Instructions and the supporting visual aids are perfect. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore these wonderful techniques.” Lynne Bishop.

Dyeing different kinds of fabric

Have you ever wondered how results will vary from one fabric to another when you dye them? This online course shares a selection of fabrics that are suitable for dyeing and how you can expect the to behave, so that you do not waste time and money working on fabrics that are not suitable for the process.


"Your tips and advice are always useful. I have learned a lot from you. Thank you!!" Barbara Shaffer

Dyeing fabric in a pot on the stove

It is really useful to know how to dye fabrics and garments in a pot on the stove. This method can be used to restore vibrancy to colors that have faded and change colors that have become dated and dull. You can sign up for this online course at this link...


Dyeing fabric in your washing machine

If you would like to learn how to dye garments in your washing machine then this online course will talk you though the process step-by-step. This is a great way to upgrade items that are faded so they look like new again. It is also possible to give old items a new life with a fresh coat of color. If you want the convenience of doing it in your washing machine, then this online course will help you to achieve great results. Click through and sign up here...


Fabric paint or fabric dye...which to use and why?

Have you ever wondered whether you should use fabric paint for a project or fabric dye? This online course explains the differences between these tow products and the specific applications that you should use them for. When you know you are using the right product in the right way for the right purpose, you have a better chance of achieving great results. Fabric is expensive to replace if you get it wrong and this online course can save you frustration, time and money. If you would like to sign up you will find it here...


“Excellent content.” Jackie Radford

How to make rainbow tie dye with a group of children

This online course will help you to delight the kids that you teach with rainbows and Wow Moments that they will remember forever. You can sign up for this course at this link...


"I had fun with my sister, as it was all clearly explained, including the pictures to better understand every step... great way to start dying!" Lucie Trottier


“The kids were overjoyed when they opened up their shirts and found the different patterns and colours!” Charlotte Manzie 

“The party went great thank you. The T-shirts turned out great and I often see them wearing them.” Sam Sharples

Lino block printing on fabric for beginners

Lino printing is an easy, direct method for printing onto fabrics. It is easy to set up on your kitchen table and the equipment needed is very basic and inexpensive. This versatile craft is often overlooked as a viable method for printing on fabrics and other materials. Many people think of screen printing and digital prints when they think about printing fabrics and both of these methods are quite costly to set up. Over the years I have printed garments to sell at markets and bespoke textiles for South African fashion designers using this wonderful technique. From the market to the catwalk, this versatile method of printing fabric still has a place in the world. Click through and sign up for this course at this link to unlock the infinite possibilities of this craft.


“I thoroughly enjoyed your class!!!!!! I was SO happy that I learned so many handy hints and lessons! I realize that I am still going to have to give it some practice, but I am so much more confident about it now and see endless possibilities! Thank you!” Marle Coetzee, Fashion Designer.

Mending is life extending

Mending will not only extend the life of your clothes, it can also help you to extend your own life when you tap into the therapeutic meditation that this activity unlocks. Mending not only improves personal general well-being, it also improves your relationships with your loved ones. If you want to explore mending as a meditation then click through and sign up for the online course at this link...


"This is therapy in its purest form.” Jady Hewitt

Mix Your Own Color Recipes

Would a color recipe chart be useful in your world?

This online course will teach you how to create your own color recipe chart using the fabrics and dyes that are available to you where you live.


Printing with found objects

This online course will transform the way you view your world. It will teach you a way of seeing ordinary items through extra-ordinary new eyes. This is a fantastic course if you have a very tight budget because it will teach you how to create texture and pattern on cloth using inexpensive materials that you can find lying around your home. This method of printing is fabulous for anybody working with children and this method of printing will keep them busy for hours. Click through to the link below to read more about it and sign up.


I just finished this course and wish I had taken it sooner. It is chocked full of great information and is easy to understand and follow along.” Ruth Hogan  

Seven Hearts

Would you like to download twenty five designs built around seven of my original tiled designs with heart shaped themes?

Use my tried and tested patterns for your...

  • lino prints
  • screen prints
  • stencils
  • embroidery
  • coloring in pictures
  • embossing 
  • hand painting
  • ceramics



Shifting the language about up-cycled fabrics

If we want to change behavior, we need to change the language that drives it. This online course suggests ways of shifting language so that we can become more mindful about how we use and re-use textile resources. If you are a teacher and want to understand how to shift the language so that your students can embrace textile up-cycling in a meaningful way, then this course will help you to do this. Sign up at this link...


The basics of making tie dye using reactive dyes

This online course will help you to understand some of the basics of making tie dye using reactive dyes. If you want to dye your own T-shirts, dresses and bed linen, this course will get you started. It includes a selection of binding methods for creating different patterns as well as important information about how the chemistry works that will help you to get results that are bright and lasting, wash after wash. You can read more about this course and sign up at this link...


“Just to let you know that I had my Wow moment yesterday! Many thanks for my new colourful days !” Margaret Kohn, Artist

Up-cycled fabrics ... An introduction for beginners

This online course is for people who want to get into up-cycling their fabrics. It is aimed at beginners and shares different ideas for up-cycling and re-using textiles and garments that you already have at home. If you have a tight budget for crafting or if you just want to be more mindful about how you use resources because you care about the planet, this is the course for you.


"My sewing took a whole new direction!" Sandie Fletcher

If you are looking for books to learn from, look out for Contemporary Dyecraft and 50 Silk Scarves on Amazon and in book stores.