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!
Come and learn about weaving and create your very own scarf. This course can be as in-depth as you like with a variety of options available!
Payment packages available: £50 non refundable deposit on booking, pay off as and when you can as long as its paid off 2 weeks before the date of your booking.
STARTER PACKAGE: 2 Days long. £250
Weave yourself a small scarf (25cm x 150cm) on an already prepared loom....
I've been spinning for 10 years, teaching for 6 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 handspun yarn.
I teach in various venues in the North West of England, please give me a call and I'll tell you where the closest is to where you are.
This one day course is the perfect opportunity to be creative. A mix of sculpture, art and design all in one course. A full taster day of leather caving, moulding, stamping and dying, resulting in an amazing masterpiece you'll be proud to take home! Not too challenging, but plenty of fun and a fantastic introduction to this ancient art.
Mask moulds and additional leather will be available to purchase, for students who would like to...
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...
We meet every month on a Saturday, usually the 3rd Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. The new year start on Saturday 22 September at 10am.
Over the last year the course has covered the following subjects:
Spinning - basic spinning skills, design, colour blending in spinning, fancy yarns.
Weaving - rigid heddle weaving, weaving on four shaft looms, design, tapestry, inkle braids.
Dyeing - natural dye extracts, random dyeing with acid dyes and fibre reactive...
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...
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...
Retreat to a haven set in the coastal hills and spend three full days learning techniques in indigo dyeing and Shibori with Flora. Three days of professional tuition with Flora, learning techniques in indigo dyeing and Shibori. You’ll learn to make up the indigo dye bath as well as learning tying, pleating and folding techniques. We will then dye a whole load of lovely fabrics.
• Day 1 – Create Indigo Vats: We’ll meet around...
NATURAL DYEING USING WOODLAND PLANTS
At Coppicewood College, Cilgerran.
This ever popular course has expanded to 2 days to give more time to explore in the woods and make the most of the potential of the plants. On the first day you will learn about the dyeing process, prepare materials including making your own mordant from plants in the woods and make an eco print with leaves. This could be used as a card or...
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...