THE FOUNDATIONS OF FABRIC DYEING WITH PLANTS
Cultivate your inner alchemist with this workshop and explore the wonders of natural dyes – a delicate balance of science and artistry. We will be using historical and plant-based recipes, as well as delving into the environmental and social issues surrounding the use of dyes.
- Learn about traditional historical natural dye processes
- Some simple Japanese Shibori methods – the art of shaped-resist dyeing
- How to prepare your cloth for dyeing
- Good sources of colours and their different properties
- The chemistry of dyeing
- The social and political history of the dye and textiles trade
- Discussions on our personal relationships with colour
4 evenings or 1 weekend
Suitable for all
COURSE TIME OPTIONS:
Monday evening classes 6.20 – 8.45pm
Wednesday evening classes 6.20pm – 8.45pm
1 Weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) 10.30am – 3.40pm
Evening classes are consecutive
HOW TO BOOK IN:
You can book in and pay the course fee through this website page using the drop down menus above.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:
Tutoring, tool use and materials – there are no extra costs
If you would like to bring your own cotton fabric or clothes or other materials for your project that’s absolutely fine – just bring them along to the first class so that the tutor can make sure they are suitable.
HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:
Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.
We run waiting lists for cancellation spaces on all of our fully booked courses – to be added to a list please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider including your telephone number, as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.