Natural printing & eco dyeing courses

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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).

£60
Somerset - Next course on 15th September 2018
we do it in the woods - connecting people, woodlands & creativity. Our ethos is to support and inspire; our workshops are suitable for people who don't think they're arty as well as those who wish to progress their skills or just enjoy working alongside an artist. Each day is hosted by Tara Kelsall and begins with an exploration of the magical ancient Pipley Wood, gathering inspiration and resources to bring back to our marquee...
£695
Highlands - Next course on 27th August 2018
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
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...
£150
Tyne and Wear - Next course on 8th September 2018
This course is designed for complete beginners or anyone who would like to learn eco printing printing, i.e. eco printing and medium printing. During this course you will learn various techniques, such as: fabric preparation for eco printing; introduction to plants for eco printing; eco printing (botanical printing) – using various techniques; eco printing (botanical printing)– printing large pieces of fabric; and eco printing (botanical printing)– printing on garments. It includes: Introduction to materials, mordants...
£845
Highlands - Next course on 18th May 2019
Special Offer! £200 off our August 4th-11th 2018 Fleece to Felt week- one place left! 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...
£65
Norfolk - Next course on 25th August 2018
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...
£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...
£55
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 30th September 2018
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...
£85
Essex - Next course on 14th September 2018
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...
£45
Devon - Next course on 18th August 2018
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 creating beautiful sun printed scarves and cushions , building up from working on paper, to experimenting with setacolour soleil colour printing depending on which direction you wish to go in.