Natural dyes can be made using berries, leaves, flowers, roots, tree barks and kitchen waste and the use of mordants extend the variety of colours. Natural dyeing using locally available plants etc. is a very satisfying way of adding colour to your craft project.
Who Is This Workshop For?
For those with no knowledge of dyeing fabric & yarn, or those who have a basic knowledge and would like to experiment further with natural dyes.
We will make a variety of dyes for you to experiment with to produce samples of naturally dyed yarn and/or fabric.
Learn about a variety of dyes, how to make them from different sources, different mordants (don’t worry if you don’t know what this means all will be explained as we go) and tried and tested recipes.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of natural dyeing so that you will be able to go home with the knowledge and confidence to make your own dyes to use in the future. You will also get the chance to have a go and record your experiments for future reference.
What Should I Bring With Me?
Just bring yourself as you will receive everything you need for use during the workshop. However if you have some scraps of yarn or fabric that you would particularly like to try natural dyes on please bring them with you. We will supply some in the workshop so don’t worry if you don’t want to bring anything along.
You will also receive a buffet lunch with this workshop so please ensure you add any dietary requirements to your booking form.
What Do I Take Home?
Your newly acquired knowledge and skills related to natural dyeing and the samples you make during the workshop.