Craft Workshop: Learn to dye fleece with natural dyes in a day in Henstridge, Somerset near Stalbridge Dorset

Craft Workshop: Learn to dye fleece with natural dyes in a day in Henstridge, Somerset near Stalbridge Dorset
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Description

Learn to dye fleece in a day! Using natural dyes to create colour 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. Some of the colours produced from natural materials may surprise you!

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 learn about foraging for natural materials for dyeing, using mordants, and the natural dyeing process, including over dyeing colour.

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 acid/synthetic dyeing before and want to expand your knowledge base to include natural 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 materials for 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 and there is also a workshop about synthetic (acid) dyes.

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 (regarding changes from 19th July 2021)
* 4 People max for Workshops (I have no plans to increase the numbers of people attending workshops for the foreseeable future)
* 1 person per 6ft (185cm) table (so you can work with a minimum 2m distance 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)
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We encourage everyone to continue to respect other people's space.
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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). I will be wearing one whenever I feel it is necessary or am required/requested to do so.
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You are not required to wear a facemask while you are crafting but please still bring a mask with you as you may be required to wear one in retail spaces and public spaces such as the general toilet area and shared space such as the corridor to the Workshop (we are waiting for more clarification over the next few days).
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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 materials for creating 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
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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Reviews

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.

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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