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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).
Core Skills in Natural Fabric Dyeing
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Core Skills in Natural Fabric Dyeing
Merseyside - Next course on 14th December 2019
£75
Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Indigo, Madder and Weld are the oldest known dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tying, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing. In this one day workshop we will explore the fascinating history of natural dyes, from indigo's use as war paint for spiritual protection by the Celts...
5 day Ecoprint Masterclass with Caroline Nixon
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5 day Ecoprint Masterclass with Caroline Nixon
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£450
Caroline Nixon is renowned for pushing the boundaries and developing new techniques. Join her on this intensive 5 day course, suitable for experienced ecoprinters, designed to take your practice to the next level. During this immersive 5 day course you will: · Refine your bundling technique to enhance crispness and clarity of prints · Use a variety of mordants for both protein and cellulose fabrics · Combine ecoprint with natural dye, tannins and indigo · Enhance your understanding of discharging with leaves · Explore shibori effects to enhance your backgrounds...
A spanner in the works.. more botanical printing
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A spanner in the works.. more botanical printing
Merseyside - Next course on 17th October 2019
£45
Building on your prior knowledge of botanical/'eco' printing principles [maybe from one of my Introductory Courses], this course will delve deeper into the use of tannins and iron in the creation of beautiful striking prints. You will create a silk scarf using local leaves.
Home study - Core skills in natural fabric dyeing
Bronze AWARD
Home study - Core skills in natural fabric dyeing
Online
£199
This exciting, online home-study course teaches you how to dye fabric a spectrum of colours using just three plants. You'll discover the secrets to long lasting results, play with beautiful shibori and tie-dye patterning techniques and create a final piece using your new skills. You'll learn more about the fascinating history and ancient heritage of the craft you're preserving while considering the ecological benefits. Delivered via video and written tutorials that you can instantly download and keep forever, this course is packed full of content to help you feel qualified,...
Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
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Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
Merseyside - Next course on 21st September 2019
£75
Adopt the pace of nature as you forage local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured foliage to print on to paper and fabric. Eco-printing is a wonderful technique that records the unique signature of a leaf or flower, creating a lasting record of a time and place. During this one day event you will try a variety of folding and bundling techniques and will use both natural dye and iron blankets on fabric and paper. After booking and prior to the event, you will...
Indigo & Arashi Shibori workshop
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Indigo & Arashi Shibori workshop
West Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£65
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 be Arashi, pole wrapping to create stunning linear abstract patterns. This workshop is a fun introduction to indigo and shibori pattern making. Anyone can do it and achieve beautiful and...
Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
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Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands
£150
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 make dyes from local foraged plants and ancient imported dye plants. We usually make between...
Cyanotype Printing: A4 prints/Lampshade/Table Lantern Workshops in South Dorset
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Cyanotype Printing: A4 prints/Lampshade/Table Lantern Workshops in South Dorset
Dorset
£25
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 light-sensitise watercolour paper or fabric, place objects on top and then expose to light to...
Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
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Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands
£795
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 Shetland sheep, which Alex will hand-shear on our longer course -we also sort and wash...
Introduction to natural dyeing at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge
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Introduction to natural dyeing at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge
Hampshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£120
6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, in the magical setting of the woodland studio at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge. What's included? The workshop price includes 5 hours of guided tuition (plus one hour for lunch), which includes all the necessary materials and equipment including aprons and gloves. You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you. All drinks, snacks, and a delicious home cooked lunch are included in the price. Please be sure to let us know of any dietary requirements at...

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