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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!
Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
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Hand-Spinning & Natural Dyeing Retreat, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands - Next course on 26th August 2019
£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...
Yarn/Fibre Dyeing Workshop
Yarn/Fibre Dyeing Workshop
Wiltshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£45
This workshop will show you a variety of techniques that are used to dye yarn or fibre using acid dyes. You will have a range of colours to choose from and will also be shown how to mix colours and gradients. If you have a particular picture that you would like to use as inspiration, please bring it with you.
Dye/Create/Stitch - make your own mixed media embellishments
Bronze AWARD
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Dye/Create/Stitch - make your own mixed media embellishments
West Yorkshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£70
This is a fun and unique workshop exploring the potential of creating your own handmade embellishments using a variety of processes and materials. Through experimenting with dyeing, painting and hand printed techniques - contemporary embroidery artist Jessica Grady will teach how how to turn waste and unconventional materials into beautiful and exciting embellishments to use within hand embroidery. The day will begin by hand dyeing a variety of synthetic materials such as nylon tubing, tile spacers and cable ties - along with other plastic or recycled materials. Jessica will show...
Craft Retreat at Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland
Gold AWARD
(7)
Craft Retreat at Wild Rose Escapes, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands - Next course on 14th September 2019
£945
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 our own small flock of Shetland sheep. After a day of natural dyeing, we will...
Mixed techniques in natural dyeing
Mixed techniques in natural dyeing
Essex - Next course on 19th September 2019
£50
Join Michele and learn a variety of easy ways to work with natural dyes at home, and gain an understanding of the differences between substantive and fugitive dyes. There will be a demonstration of mordant techniques, and you will go home with a set of samples of your own. Suitable for: Beginners upwards, prior experience of yarn dyeing would be an advantage.
Beginners spinning
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Beginners spinning
Merseyside - Next course on 20th September 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 hand stitched leather - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
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Introduction to hand stitched leather - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 20th September 2019
£95
Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this leather work workshop which will give you the basic skills needed for working with leather. Using these skills you will make a belt and a simple coin purse. By the end of the day you will be able to go on to apply these techniques to your own projects. Over the course of the day you will learn how to: dye and prepare leather, hand stitch using the two...
Fabulous Silk Painting Workshop Day at The Arty Silkworm
Gold AWARD
(14)
Fabulous Silk Painting Workshop Day at The Arty Silkworm
Suffolk - Next course on 21st September 2019
£45
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%...
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 21st September 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...
Anodized aluminium workshop - Worcestershire
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Anodized aluminium workshop - Worcestershire
Worcestershire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£65
Join us for this fascinating workshop and experiment with an unusual and exciting material - anodized aluminium. Aluminium is much easier to work with than other metals. It is easy to cut, bend and shape using the most basic of tools and better still, unlike other metals, aluminium can be coloured. From subtle shades to bright, luminous colours, this fascinating colouring process allows you to experiment with various decorative effects. During the day you will learn to transfer simple images to the metal and try different dye application techniques. You...

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