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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!

£400
Somerset
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....
£75
Powys - Next course on 16th December 2018
Sarah Cross of Studio Edefyn Fibre Co will guide you through the entire process of turning a raw wool fleece into a skein of yarn. Sarah’s work is deeply rooted in sustainability, using reclaimed and surplus fibre which she spins and dyes using natural materials. She has gained an enviable reputation Worldwide for quality and exquisite attention to detail. Whether it's your first time working with fibre, or you are a seasoned pro, this workshop...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 8th December 2018
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...
£50
Hertfordshire
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...
£65
Merseyside - Next course on 12th January 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 handspun yarn.
£750
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...
£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...
£84
Derbyshire - Next course on 29th November 2018
Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 students only, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Having picked a letter of your choice I will talk you through a step-by-step process of how to...
£65
Norfolk - Next course on 3rd May 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...
£40
Somerset
Paint your own cotton scarf! This popular workshop gives you the oppertunity to play with colours and dye your own cotton scarf to take away with you that day! Learn about different dyes and fibres, and the processes required to successfully dye fabrics/ yarn in small groups giving more opportunity for one to one time with business owner, Charlotte. See the Fruitbat Textiles studio up close and personal, meet new people, learn new skills and...