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Natural printing & eco dyeing courses

Natural printing and eco dyeing courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn how to use natural plants (botanical dyes) and materials to create and transfer beautiful natural forms, colours and patterns onto paper, card and silk, by means of a dye bath or steam. Create beautiful orange and yellows from onion skins, turmeric, chamomile and golden rod, red from madder and St. John's Wort and blue from woad (ideal for indigo dyeing and batik).

£50
Hertfordshire
This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles. This workshop will be focused on making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing with indigo. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting and tying fabric to create a resist once the fabric enters...
£945
Highlands - Next course on 25th May 2019
Come and join us in the Highlands of Scotland to get really immersed in traditional wool crafts. We run our Fleece to Felt weeks in May and August, our Dye to Spin weeks in July and August and our Craft retreat in September. We start our May and July weeks by shearing one of our Shetland sheep and washing and sorting fleeces. We go on to picking dye plants, making natural dyes and dyeing our...
£750
Highlands - Next course on 6th July 2019
Come and join for either our week-long Natural Dyeing and Hand-Spinning course or our 6 day shorter course. We are located in a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. Participants spend their first few days foraging for Highland dye plants and making botanical dyes in our woodland clearing. We make our dyes outdoors over fires the traditional way, dyeing our own and local Shetland fleece ready to spin. We have our own small flock of...
£50
Devon - Next course on 30th March 2019
Sun printing is a primitive form of photography using cyanotype chemicals and Sun shine you can capture plants and objects onto paper, textiles and silk. Bridget mainly works with Silk and other Natural Materials creating beautiful sun printed scarves, cushions and bags building up from working on paper, to experimenting with setacolour soleil colour printing depending on which direction you wish to go in.
£150
Highlands
We teach Natural Dyeing the traditional way as well as Eco-printing directly onto fabric. You can join us for a weekend of dyeing fleece, silk and cotton outdoors over outdoor fires, or a weekend printing on paper, cotton and silk with flowers and leaves. Our courses are run from Crochail woods in the Highlands of Scotland, in a beautiful area just up the road from Loch Ness. Over a weekend you can learn about and...
£65
Norfolk - Next course on 3rd May 2019
This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles. This workshop will be entering around making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing them in indigo dye. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting, stitching and tying fabric to create a resist once...
£875
France
Edwina Mackinnon Explore, Respond, Create Inspiration is all around us so when visiting a beautiful new environment it is always exciting to respond to it and use it as inspiration for designing and developing new work. Who knows where it will lead? This type of creativity is always an exciting proposition. During the week you will be able to experiment with different techniques to produce your own unique textiles based on your response to the...
£60
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 29th September 2019
This workshop is an introduction to natural dyeing and the many suitable plants that can be grown in the garden. Some are specific dye plants such as madder which yields lovely reds and corals and others are commonly found. We will look at the Dye garden at the Museum and create a range of coloured samples on wool yarn and fleece. You will learn about all the processes as we go along. Susan is a...
£120
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
NATURAL DYEING USING WOODLAND PLANTS At Coppicewood College, Cilgerran. This ever popular course has expanded to 2 days to give more time to explore in the woods and make the most of the potential of the plants. On the first day you will learn about the dyeing process, prepare materials including making your own mordant from plants in the woods and make an eco print with leaves. This could be used as a card or...
£85
Essex - Next course on 22nd February 2019
In this busy one day workshop at Slamseys, you will learn the techniques of stencil screen printing; working with both positive and negative stencils, focusing on both repeat and block designs. We begin with looking at screen printing repeat designs using smaller screens, with the opportunity to use our thermofax screens, and move onto larger-scale bold designs with our bigger screens. During the workshop you will learn about setting up a studio space, have the...