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Craft Workshop: Learn to dye fleece with colourful permanent dyes in a day in Henstridge nr Stalbridge Dorset Somerset

Wool Dyeing Colourful Permanent Dye in Repeatable Colours
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About the Course

Learn to dye fleece in a day! Using permanent dye colour in beautiful colourful shades you will be able to dye the fleece provided for you, first learning the dyeing process and then enjoying a variety of techniques to give different effects.

The fleece which you have dyed can then later be used for needle felting, wet felting and spinning ready to use as yarn.

The fleece is from a local small-holder, Sharon, who breeds and manages just a few Portland and Icelandic sheep for their fleece which she then dyes, spins, knits, weaves, and felts into lots of gorgeous items. Sharon takes a great deal of care looking after her beautiful sheep and is very experienced with dyeing their fleece.

I will be assisting Sharon as she teaches us dyeing and shares her knowledge in a friendly, relaxed workshop - and will happily tell you the names of her sheep along with the latest sheep-tales!

You will learn about the benefits of using 'acid' dyes to make rich repeatable colours (the 'acid' referring to the vinegar which is used to set the dye and make it permanent) and will also be able to see some examples of different breeds of dyed fleece which have been dyed with both acid and natural dyes, as well as some of the lovely colours and textures of undyed fleece.

You will also learn how to pick a good type of fleece to dye for your intended projects, the best way to store fleece, and what needs to happen after the dyeing process to be able to successfully use the dyed fleece for different projects (including understanding some of the terminology).

This is a hands-on, information packed, fun and creative day of dyeing fleece!

Time: arrive for 10am start - finish 4.00pm

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some dyeing experience who wish to add to their knowledge and improve their skills (eg if you have done some natural dyeing before and want to expand your knowledge base to include acid dyeing skills).

Maximum Workshop: 4 People to allow for distancing

You will be given 100g of Sharon's sheep fleece to use for dyeing and to take home - and to put to use making something as a reminder of your creative workshop day.

All the dyes, supplies and other equipment will be supplied for use on the day except an apron which you may like to bring. Please wear clothes suitable for crafting and dyeing.

Please wear layers if it is a cool summer day as we aim to be working outside if possible.

Please bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like. A kettle for hot water and access to cold water is also available. No other refreshments are included at this present time.

Other workshops available including needle and wet felting and there will be a special day of dyeing with natural dyes in the autumn term.

Buying as a gift? Want to buy for a special occasion and would like help making the day even more special? Can't see a suitable date? Please contact me - always happy to help!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will be given 100g of Sharon's sheep fleece to use for dyeing and to take home - and to put to use making something as a reminder of your creative workshop day.

All the dyes, supplies, and other equipment will be supplied for use on the day except an apron which you may like to bring.

Please wear clothes suitable for crafting and dyeing.

Please wear layers if it is a cool summer day as we aim to be working outside if possible.

Please bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like. A kettle for hot water and access to cold water is also available. No other refreshments are included at this present time.

Contact

Sally Evans at Craft Workshops
Craft Workshops c/o Grass Roots Garden & Aquatic Centre
Stalbridge Road
Henstridge
Somerset
BA8 0SA
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  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
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£85

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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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