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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!
Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
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Leaf : Print : Cloth - Eco print with foraged plants
Merseyside - Next course on 12th October 2019
£75
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 iron blankets on fabric and paper. After booking and prior to the event, you will...
Fabulous Silk Painting Workshop Day at The Arty Silkworm
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Fabulous Silk Painting Workshop Day at The Arty Silkworm
Suffolk - Next course on 12th October 2019
£49
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 samplers. At the end of the day, you will have created your own sumptuous 100%...
Indigo & Arashi Shibori workshop
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Indigo & Arashi Shibori workshop
West Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£65
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 be Arashi, pole wrapping to create stunning linear abstract patterns. This workshop is a fun introduction to indigo and shibori pattern making. Anyone can do it and achieve beautiful and...
Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
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Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands
£150
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 make dyes from local foraged plants and ancient imported dye plants. We usually make between...
Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
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Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands
£795
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 Shetland sheep, which Alex will hand-shear on our longer course -we also sort and wash...
Beginners spinning
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Beginners spinning
Merseyside - Next course on 12th October 2019
£65
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. Each workshop is at a different location, Ormskirk, Lancaster and Liverpool. Please see my website for more information and to book your place.
Introduction to natural dyeing at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge
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Introduction to natural dyeing at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge
Hampshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£120
6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, in the magical setting of the woodland studio at Turner & Thom near Stockbridge. What's included? The workshop price includes 5 hours of guided tuition (plus one hour for lunch), which includes all the necessary materials and equipment including aprons and gloves. You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you. All drinks, snacks, and a delicious home cooked lunch are included in the price. Please be sure to let us know of any dietary requirements at...
Textile Highlights of Vietnam with Karin Hellaby
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Textile Highlights of Vietnam with Karin Hellaby
Northern Vietnam - Next course on 5th November 2019
£3445
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 Thai minorities' traditional weave, visit indigo farms, and see batik and the tritik technique found...
Batik painting in North Devon
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Batik painting in North Devon
Devon - Next course on 9th November 2019
£70
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 Devon coast. I learnt my skills in Malaysia and added to them with attending workshops...
Ecodyeing - an introduction to leaves, rust, heat and fabric alchemy!
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Ecodyeing - an introduction to leaves, rust, heat and fabric alchemy!
West Midlands - Next course on 30th October 2019
£75
Eco-dyeing- sometimes known as Botanical Printing. Learn how leaves like oak, maple, sycamore, rose and blackberry can successfully, under certain conditions, discharge colour onto natural fabrics and paper with the use of tight bundling, heat and a bit of chemistry. Subtle or well defined prints can be achieved providing beautiful tones and delicate textural marks. You will take home samples of dyed silk and wool fabrics and dyed paper and a dyed habotai silk hemmed scarf. Whether you want to a relaxing creative day in a wonderful natural setting or...

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