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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).

£945
Highlands - Next course on 25th May 2019
Special offer! Currently offering an amazing £250 off per person on our May 25th-June 1st 2019 week! We have two places left on this week -so you could come with a friend, sister, mother or daughter or as a solo traveller... 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...
£25
Dorset
The Cyanotype photographic printing process was used in the 19th century by architects, engineers and scientists to copy drawings. It utilises the power of mixing ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide with sunlight to produce beautiful blue images. It is such a magical process and people are always really pleased and excited with their results. NB. the chemical is odourless and harmless when used under normal conditions. Using the Cyanotype process, you will learn how to...
£40
Somerset - Next course on 8th June 2019
The course price includes 2.5 hours of guided tuition (2pm-4.30pm), use of all materials including dyes/fabric and you will be given your own clear workshop handout to take away with you. Shibori is a traditional Japanese methodology using indigo dye, folds and simple materials to create dramatic and bold pattern. The workshop will be focused on creating your own set of linen napkins and a larger piece of cotton based on which shibori technique you...
£50
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2019
Sun printing is a primitive form of photography. Using cyanotype chemicals and sunshine 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.
£50
Gwent - Next course on 11th May 2019
Learn how to create cyanotype prints – the original Victorian blue print. Taking inspiration from the garden and hedgerows around the farm, you’ll use seasonal plants and flowers to produce original prints. At the end of the session you’ll take home your three or four small A6 prints and one larger A4 size print. They’ll look great on the wall at home! Cyanotype print making needs plenty of sunlight so this course only takes place...
£53.59
West Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
A full day's workshop learning the beautiful art of Gelli Printing, which is a way of making monotype prints without a press. No previous experience is required for this day, where you will explore the delightful nature reserve at Skelton Grange for inspiration and materials, then will be guided by artist Tina Roberts to make your own original prints. The resulting prints can be used as artworks in their own right or used as painting...
£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...
£60
West Sussex - Next course on 13th August 2019
Join a one day shibori dyeing workshop with textile artist Amanda Duke. This successful natural dyeing course usually runs annually at Sussex Prairie Gardens and other places but this is the first time I am running it from my home. There is plenty of space, rain or shine and the course will have a maximum of 6 participants. Shibori is a traditional Japanese hand dye technique. You will be introduced to a variety of resist...
£70
East Sussex - Next course on 18th 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 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...
£70
Norfolk - Next course on 4th 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...