Craft Workshop: Learn to dye fleece with colourful permanent dyes in a day

Wool Dyeing Colourful Permanent Dye in Repeatable Colours
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Description

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 (you will most likely need to card the wool when it is dry).

The wool we supply for dyeing is generally from an easy felt sheep breed but we may also be able to test a couple more breeds with different texture. All the fleeces we buy from reputable UK sources, usually direct from the sheep owner so we understand its provenance.

You will learn about the benefits of using 'acid' dyes to make rich repeatable colours (the 'acid' is 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

You will be given 100g of 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 bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like. Hot and cold drinks are available throughout this workshop.

Other workshops available including needle and wet felting as well as a natural dyeing workshop which offers very different techniques and skills

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 click 'Chat with the Maker' - always happy to help!

WORKSHOP NOTES;
* 4 People max for Workshops
* 1 person per 6ft (185cm) table (so you can work spaced out from other workshop attendees)
* Well ventilated, clean Workshop (as ever!)
* Hand Sanitiser (please continue to use it frequently)
* Separate Toilet Facilities for just our Workshop (so you know who you could have been in contact with and to minimise contact with general public)

We encourage everyone to continue to respect other people's space.

You are very welcome to wear a mask or face covering at any time during your visit to the Workshop (there is absolutely no need to feel uncomfortable about wanting to wear a facemask) but you are not required to wear a facemask while you are crafting in your workspace.

Please still bring a mask with you to wear in the general shared spaces such as the toilet area and corridor to the Workshop (this may change in due course so please check your reminder email sent out the week before your Workshop date).

If you have any concerns or questions about attending Workshops with the restrictions lifted, please let me know and we will work together to make sure that you are confident that you can craft safely in the Workshop.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will be given 100g of 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 bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like. Hot and cold drinks are available throughout this workshop.

Maker

Sally Evans at Craft Workshops

Venue

Craft Workshops c/o Grass Roots Garden & Aquatic Centre
Stalbridge Road
Henstridge
Somerset
BA8 0SA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

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

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Price

£95

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Reviews

In-person course
Antje Derks - - #34653

I just did this workshop with Sally. It was fantastic. Everything and more that I could have hoped for. Well organised, very informative and good fun. The setting is excellent, plenty of parking, clean loo and covid safe. I can’t recommend this highly enough. I will be back for more! Thank you Sally for a brilliant day :)

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Antje - it was great to meet you and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day. Look forward to seeing you again in the workshop :)

In-person course
Barbara Rennie - - #34286

Just attended this day. Well planned and informative day. Lots of opportunities to be hands on. Came away with 100g of dyed wool and lots of infirmation.

Sally put a huge amount of effort into the preparation of the dyes, so we had lots of opportunities to try different ones. Well worth it.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Barbara - so pleased you found this workshop so worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you in the workshop again soon :)

In-person course
JENNY GOSS - - #31592

Really enjoyed the day with Sally and Sharon on Saturday. It was was well organised, informative and I came home with some gorgeous samples..no one can quite believe the colour you get from avocados!

I thoroughly recommend the course...it's so great to learn something new from those in the know.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Jenny for your review - it was lovely to meet you and hopefully will see you again in the workshop in the future :)
Sally

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