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Learn about natural dyeing and the hand dyeing process, and discover new and inspirational ways to colour your fibres. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.

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  • A spectrum of natural dyes
    In-Person Course

    Introduction to Natural Dyeing

    6 hour ‘Introduction to Natural Dyeing’ workshop, 10am-4pm, ELKA studio, Slackstead, Hampshire.

    The workshop will teach you the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using everyday kitchen and foraged dyestuffs. There will also be an introduction to indigo and over dyeing.

    Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

    This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience who would like some more practical guidance.

    MATERIALS

    We like to work with as many sustainable materials as possible and, where possible, we try to source end of line and second hand materials that would otherwise go to waste.

    You will be dyeing a range of natural yarns from hand spun recycled banana yarn to linen and organic cotton.

    £130.00
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    Location : Hampshire

    6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, ELKA studio, Slackstead, Hampshire. The workshop ...

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    Natural Dyes Protein and Cellulose Fibres Combined – Introduction – 2 Day

    Learn the hand dyeing process with natural dyes in rural Pembrokeshire. This two day workshop will introduce you to hand dyeing with botanical dyes using protein fibres – (animal fibres) wool, alpaca, yak, silk, and cellulose fibres – (plant fibres) cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp. This is an introduction or refresher workshop which will provide you with the core skills needed for you to build upon and develop in your own time. Using a range of ancient natural plant dye extracts, you will explore the process of using natural dyes.

    £235.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    Learn the hand dyeing process with natural dyes in rural Pembrokeshire. This two day ...

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    Natural Dyes Cellulose Fibres – Introduction – 1 Day

    We start the day at 09.30am with tea & coffee. The first 15 minutes of each workshop is reserved to understanding the workshop Health and Safety requirements.
    Our workshops aim to finish at 16.30 hours, with a half hour for lunch.
    All equipment and materials you need are provided. This includes all the fabrics you need to learn natural dyeing, gloves and an apron. A notebook is also included for you to start
    your own Dye Reference record. By providing all you need, we hope that it will help you concentrate on the workshop and learn as much as you can.
    After the Health and Safety requirements, there will be an introduction to the techniques and methods of natural dyeing, how to prepare cellulose fibres for dyeing, resist techniques
    and the vibrant colours that can be achieved with professional natural dye extracts.
    Using a variety of sizes of fabrics, handkerchiefs, napkins, scarves and shawls, you will learn the different ways natural dyes can be applied to yarn to create striking effects.
    You will take away a variety of fabrics in a range of natural colour

    £135.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    We start the day at 09.30am with tea & coffee. The first 15 minutes of ...

  • In-Person Course

    Natural Dyes Protein Fibres – Introduction – 1 Day

    Learn the hand dyeing process with natural dyes in rural Pembrokeshire. This one day workshop will introduce you to hand dyeing with botanical dyes using protein fibres – (animal fibres) wool, yak etc. This is an introduction or refresher workshop which will provide you with the core skills needed for you to build upon and develop in your own time. Using a range of ancient natural plant dye extracts, you will explore the process of using natural dyes.

    £125.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    Learn the hand dyeing process with natural dyes in rural Pembrokeshire. This one day ...

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