Natural Dyes Protein Fibres – Introduction – 1 Day

£125.00

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 Location : Wales

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.

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  • In-Person Course
  • 6 Hours

Workshop General Arrangements These arrangements apply to all courses at the Felinfach Dye Studio, unless otherwise advised. There is a maximum of 6 students per workshop and one tutor. Location and Times: The workshop is held at the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio in a rural location in the SA37 post code area, near to the villages of Blaenffos, Boncath and Crymych, Pembrokeshire. Driving directions, a link to Google Maps and the nearest public transport info will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop. Please note that our rural location means that there is little or no public transport nearby. There is free parking on-site for one car per student. The workshop begins at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm Meet your Tutor Karen has been dyeing plant and protein fibres for many years and is the Founder and Owner of the FelinFach.com website. Karen sources undyed yarn from the UK and overseas and has been selling hand dyed products for over 10 years. All the hand dyed products for sale on the FelinFach website have been dyed by Karen, only with 100% natural dyes. Karen has completed courses on natural dyeing both in the UK, Europe and also at the prestigious Maiwa School of Textiles in Canada. What experience do I need for this workshop? This workshop is designed for complete beginners and also for those with a little or maybe 'lapsed' experience in natural dyeing. As there is a maximum of six students to one Tutor on this workshop, tutoring can be tailored to each student to ensure that you get the best out of the one-day workshop. On the Day - What's included: 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 yarn 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 yarn dyeing, how to prepare fibres for dyeing, resist techniques and the vibrant colours that can be achieved with professional natural dye extracts. Using a variety of weights of British wool yarn, you will learn the different ways natural dyes can be applied to yarn to create striking effects. You will take away a variety of mini skeins of yarn in a range of natural colours, together with a Course Handout summarising what you have learned during the day. Refreshments: We provide a light lunch and snacks throughout the day, as the nearest shops are some three miles away. We do not certify that the lunch and snacks are nut or gluten-free. If you are unsure of your own dietary necessities, please bring your own pack lunch. We also provide, tea, coffee, still and sparking bottled water. Post Workshop Support Taking in so much in a one-day workshop can sometimes be daunting - so to help you turn your workshop learning into practice, our workshops include 30 days post workshop email support to make sure your practical experience turns into natural dyeing at home. Mobile Reception: Mobile phone reception is patchy – EE currently has the best local reception. If urgent communication is required, we can arrange a broadband call via WhatsApp! COVID 19 We will follow all government guidelines, whatever they are at the time of each workshop. If Government requires us to cancel a workshop, you can choose to have a full refund or be transferred to another Workshop at a later date. Cancellations and Refunds Policy COVID 19 - If Government requires us to cancel a workshop, you can choose to have a full refund or be transferred to another Workshop at a later date. We will refund the course fee if you inform us at least 4 weeks before the workshop date. For cancellations with less than 4 weeks’ notice, if we are able to resell your place, we will refund the course fee. We maintain a ‘waiting list’ for all workshops and will aim to replace any cancellation with another student. We do not cancel workshops for any reason except entirely unavoidable events, such as if the Workshop Tutor is physically unable to teach the workshop through sickness or injury or extreme weather conditions. Should we have to cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop date or a full refund. If a workshop is cancelled by us, we regret that we will not accept responsibility for travel, accommodation or any other related expenses.

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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 yarn 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 yarn dyeing, how to prepare fibres for dyeing, resist techniques and the vibrant colours that can be achieved with professional natural dye extracts. Using a variety of weights of British wool yarn, you will learn the different ways natural dyes can be applied to yarn to create striking effects. You will take away a variety of mini skeins of yarn in a range of natural colours together with a Course Handout summarising what you have learned during the day. Refreshments We provide a light lunch and snacks throughout the day as the nearest shops are some three miles away. We do not certify that the lunch and snacks are nut or gluten free. If you are unsure of your own dietary necessities, please bring your own pack lunch. We also provide, tea, coffee, still and sparking bottled water. Post Workshop Support Taking in so much in a one-day workshop can sometimes be daunting - so to help you turn your workshop learning into practice, our workshops include 30 days post workshop email support to make sure your practical experience turns into natural dyeing at home.

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