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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).

£70
East Sussex
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...
£795
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...
£55
Hertfordshire - Next course on 22nd June 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...
£945
Highlands
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...
£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...
£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...
£150
Highlands
Come and join us on our 2 day Indigo dyeing workshop. We are located in a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. The main focus of the weekend is everything blue! We will look at Indigo recipes and make a up a vat of natural indigo. Over the weekend we will be using both Shibori techniques from Japan and Batik from Java. Shibori uses folds, clips and stitches to create a resist on fabric, so...
£150
Strathclyde - Next course on 13th July 2019
Eco Printing is the natural technique of printing by direct heat contact botanical material on cloth or paper. During this week end you will learn the basic and practise Eco printing on cellulose fibbers that is paper, cotton, linen and jute and protein fibbers that is Silk and Wool. We will use some local Scottish leaves for that purpose. We will add to the Eco Printing process some basic Natural dyes such as Onion Skins,...
£650
- Next course on 7th July 2019
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...
£180
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 17th August 2019
Create beautiful botanical images on paper using real foliage and flowers gathered from the gardens at Claydon Estate. Ecoprinting is a form of monoprint, or botanical contact print. Using heat and pressure you will learn to transfer the pigment and outline directly from leaf to paper. You will learn how to use natural dyes and pigments to enhance your prints. The finished printed papers can be framed works of art in their own right, turned...

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