6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, Mere, Wiltshire. Learn the alchemy and magic of extracting colour from plants in this relaxed and informative workshop. What's included The workshop includes 6 hours of guided tuition, which includes all the necessary materials and equipment, including aprons and gloves. You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you. Teas, coffee and biscuits will be available all day. Please bring a packed lunch with you. What to expect The workshop will teach you the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using traditional, kitchen and foraged dye-stuffs. There will also be an introduction to indigo and over dyeing. Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need, and all learning is supported with a clear handout of notes which are yours to take home. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience who would like some more practical guidance. Natural dyeing starter kits will be available for you to purchase at the end of the workshop for £35. These include all the ingredients you'll need to start dyeing at home. For a detailed run-down of what's covered throughout the day, CLICK HERE. ABOUT YOUR TUTOR Claudia is a natural dyer and retired teacher who has been professionally dyeing yarns for Elka Textiles for many years. She has a keen interest in the science of natural dyeing, as well as delighting in the colours that emerge from the dye pot. PARKING & ARRIVAL Pettridge Lane, Mere, Wiltshire There is ample private parking. An email will be sent out one week before the workshop confirming all the details and the exact address. We look forward to meeting you soon, but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact us. To ensure the viability of our workshops, we have to have a firm cancellation policy. Please read it HERE. By booking a space, you are agreeing to this policy.
What's included in the price
The workshop price includes 6 hours of guided tuition, which includes all the necessary materials and equipment including aprons and gloves. You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you. Self service teas, coffee and biscuits will be available all day. Please bring a pack lunch with you.