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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 - Next course on 10th September 2018
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....
£385
Gwynedd - Next course on 1st June 2018
Soul Clothing: re-WILD your wardrobe with healing plant colours Retreat to the country for a weekend of botanical creativity surrounded by the majestic Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself (and your clothing) in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. The retreat includes gentle tuition in the ancient art of natural fabric dyeing using locally foraged plant dyes along with the venue’s botanical food waste. To help you...
£65
Lancashire
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.
£45
Derbyshire
We meet every Monday evening during term time from 7pm to 9pm. This class is ongoing during term time. 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 dyes. You can pay £45 in...
£945
Highlands - Next course on 22nd September 2018
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...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 30th June 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...
£695
Highlands - Next course on 30th June 2018
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...
£435
Ceredigion - Next course on 18th August 2018
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...
£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...
£120
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 23rd June 2018
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...