The Foundations of Fabric Dyeing with Plants

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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:

  • 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

COURSE LENGTH:

4 evenings or 1 weekend

SKILL LEVEL:

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 hello@themakershedbristol.co.uk. Please consider including your telephone number, as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.