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An introduction to natural dyeing

An introduction to natural dyeing

Duration: 10am-4pm

Price: £75

Contact: Amy Blount at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Lower Moor Farm
Somerford Keynes Rd
Oaksey
Wiltshire
SN16 9TW
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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Explore natural dyeing techniques for a variety of colours and effects. Create colour samples and fabric to use for your own textile project.

Discover the processes to harness colours from plants that grow all around us - such as gorse, nettles, walnut, onion skins, dandelion, oak. Learn to identify which natural dye plants are available to us in the landscape. You will create a range of tones from the softer earthy colours of our land to strong, vivid colours using traditional dye plants such as madder and weld. These plants have been used for thousands of years to colour the textiles of our ancestors all around the world.


This reserve can be hard to find so please check directions beforehand and leave plenty of time. For more information on the reserve and directions see our website via the Book online' link above.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch and refreshments are included. Please contact us with any dietary requirements.



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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair friendly