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46 dyeing workshops found

Dyeing courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Dyeing is the age old process of adding colour to all types of textiles. Dyes can be natural, such as the orangey-red 'ochre' found in clay or onion skins, or man-made. One of the most abundant sources of dye is the plant kingdom. Roots, berries, bark, leaves and wood can all be used. Learning how to be creative with colours and fabric is a timeless and enjoyable skill. As a textile artist, it will open doors onto new realms of possibility! Would you like to learn how to dye fabric? Perhaps you have a dress or pair of trousers that needs a new lease of life? Come and join a dyeing course, workshop or group and open your eyes to the world of colour out there!

£75
Merseyside - Next course on 3rd August 2019
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...
£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...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 27th July 2019
Join us at our wonderful freestyle creative Painted Silk Workshop days, where you will be introduced to and learn the ancient and wonderful art of Shibori, along with other beautiful decorative techniques. In a relaxed and comfortable environment you will learn to mix colours, apply them freehand to create beautiful & unique works of Art. You will learn the skills of folding, tying and wrapping, gutta resist and salt surprises to produce practice pieces and...
£65
Lancashire - Next course on 19th July 2019
I've been spinning for 14 years, teaching for 10, and there's nothing better than passing on this incredible skill. During the day we'll discuss fleece and fibre preparation, try some carding and then spin the day away. You'll take away a skein of your own hand spun yarn. The course runs from 10am until 4pm. Each workshop is at a different location, Lancaster and Liverpool. Please see my website for more information and to book...
£3445
Northern Vietnam - Next course on 5th November 2019
Join Karin Hellaby on this superb textile holiday to vibrant Vietnam. This special tour showcases the rich colours and cultural highlights of a truly fascinating country. Explore historic cities, walk and cycle through tranquil rural landscapes, discover villages high in the rugged mountains and stroll through local ethnic markets where traditional dress is still a part of everyday life. Vietnam's textile traditions are very much alive and you'll explore silk villages, learn about the ethnic...
£55
Carmarthenshire
Learn how to dye with the ancient plant WOAD. First we will make dye vats using woad leaves and woad extract and then use them to create plain and patterned fabrics and yarn. You can try various tie dye shibori techniques and will have the opportunity to make your own unique silk scarf. Woad seeds will be available. This workshop takes place in the Education Room at the Wool Museum which is by the entrance...
£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...
£70
Devon
Learn traditional skills to create designs on fabric. In this batik workshop you will learn to use traditional tools to apply melted wax to cotton, forming a barrier. Experiment with different waxes to achieve amazing results, you will then apply vibrant dyes to create a picture to take home. Alternatively you can make your design on a scarf and create an individual accessory . Taught in my rural studio with wonderful views of the North...
£795
Highlands - Next course on 26th August 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...
£945
Highlands - Next course on 14th September 2019
Come and join us for a week of traditional craft, gentle walks and optional morning yoga - a truly relaxing week for creative people who would like a bit of the outdoors. Over the week participants can have a go at natural dyeing outdoors in the woods. Foraging for dye plants, making botanical dyes from what they have foraged and learning about ancient imported dyes. Guests will dye local fleece as well as fleece from...

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