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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).

£20
Leicestershire - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us for this 2 hour session learning the wonderful versatile and creative technique of Indian block printing. After a short demonstration and tips on getting the best print you will be able to rummage through our selection of blocks and choose you paints to get you started and get printing on a practice piece of fabric. You will then have the opportunity to print on some tissue paper and finally choose from a tote...
£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...
£45
Lancashire - Next course on 27th June 2019
Learn the fundamental techniques of shibori and indigo dying in the beautiful setting of Spring Cottage. This hands on class will allow you to experience two beautiful textile processes and you will come away with your own dyed pieces of fabric (linen, bamboo and hemp) along with a transformed piece of your own wardrobe! The class will be led textile artist Natasha, who obtained a first class Honours degree from Chelsea College of Arts in...
£50
Gwent
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...
£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...
£60
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 28th 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...
£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...
£75
Hampshire - Next course on 21st June 2019
If you have ever considered designing and creating something to use in your home or thought about making personalised gifts for your family and friends, this is the workshop for you. Join us in our thatched Long Barn in the heart of the Meon Valley on Friday 21st June, to explore kitchen table printing. Simply bring along your design ideas for images, patterns and shapes and learn how to translate these into a design, before...
£75
Merseyside
Forage for local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured flora for eco-printing 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 eco-print a pure silk cushion to take away with you along with additional paper samples that can be made into a...

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