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Blue is the colour ... Learn to dye with Indigo

Dyeing the blues

About the Course

Come to beautiful Northern France for a 1 day course on the use of natural blue dye with Internationally renowned Dyer Debbie Bamford.
Magical, mystical, moody how many words conjure up the amazing blue colours that come from “Indigo”? Images of the sky and the sea in all their moods, so many shades of blue – come and create as many as you can!
Learn about the true name of this beautiful dyestuff how to make up the vat, dye solid shades and then try your hand at patterning using different techniques like shibori and paste resist.
Debbie infuses her students with her own love of working with natural dyes in all forms. Qualified to degree level in this subject she is easily able to guide you through the skills required. With over 20 years of experience teaching it is satisfying to know many of her previous students have been confident enough to go on and start businesses and introduce new dyers into this wonderful world
She is not called “the most passssionate natural dyer” for nothing!
A full biography of her training and work is available on request.

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What's included in the price?

Fibre samples
Tuition, (plus a comprehensive handout to take home)
Tea coffee and cakes (please bring a packed lunch with you)
protective gloves
Please wear old clothes or something you don’t mind getting splashed (although we try very hard not to!!) or bring an apron.


Debbie Bamford at The Mulberry Dyer
46 Rue Desire Saloppe
Houvin - Houvigneul
Pas de Calais
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  • Public transport
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