Introduction to Natural Dyeing

23 November 2024, 11:00 - 16:00

£60 per person

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Explore how colour is extracted from natural sources like plants, flowers and vegetables on our one-day natural dyeing workshop.

Create your own fabric swatch collection by experimenting with natural colours from sources such as plants, flowers and vegetables. You will use a variety of materials (cotton, linen, organic bamboo silk, wool) to prepare for the natural dyeing process.

Get stuck in exploring the vast range of colours that you can create using various processes and techniques such as dye baths, with step-by-step guidance from your teaching artist. The skills you gain from this workshop will allow you to continue developing your dyeing practice at home.

Who is the workshop for?

This course is suitable for adults who are curious about natural colour and natural dyeing techniques. Complete beginners are welcome to learn natural dyeing skills from scratch, as well as natural dyeing enthusiasts who would like a refresher to improve their existing skills.

Do I need to bring anything?

We will provide a selection of textile material swatches and natural resources to make the dye baths from. If you have any small natural fabric pieces to try you may wish to bring these. You are also welcome to bring natural sources such as onion skins, avocado skins and stones, turmeric etc and if we have time during the workshop to try them we can do. We recommend you wear clothes which can get dirty or bring an apron. Gloves will be provided. You also may like to bring a notebook or sketchbook with you to take notes and store your colour swatches.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded (less a 10% administration fee) up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day. In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness, your ticket will be refunded in full.

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