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Dyeing with Natural Dyes

Wool and silk fibres dyed with Buddleia flowers ready to spin

Duration: Two days (10.30am - 4pm)

Price: £220

Contact: Fiona Nisbet at Shropshire Weavers

Withymoor Cottage
SY13 4BQ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

Come and learn how to use plants from the garden and hedgerows to dye wool, over two days.
It's very theraputic, relaxing and fun.

Collect flowers, leaves, bark, berries and roots, cook them to extract the colour and turn yarns, fibres and fleece beautiful soft, subtle colours.

Learn all about the most environmentally friendly mordants which help to fix the dye to the wool and appreciate which mordants are toxic and harmful.

Hopefully we’ll be outside in the garden, weather permitting! Please wear appropriate clothes.
As with all my workshops the number on each is limited to a maximum of 4 so you get plenty of help and attention as well as advice.

You’ll go home with a colourful selection of samples.

Other textile workshops available including, Weaving, Dyeing and Felting. Please see my other course listings.

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?

All equipment and materials will be provided for the course, plus a light lunch with refreshments and homemade scones.

Want to review this course?

Two wonderful days in Fiona's Studio dyeing wool, cotton and fleece with weld and oak (both picked fresh from her garden!), goldenrod, madder, logwood and more. Fiona is a superb teacher - very welcoming and knowledgeable, and her homemade scones and soup were delicious. Recommended if you want to learn the process of dyeing using plants from scratch.

- - #26126

Response from Shropshire Weavers:

I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with your sister. Thanks for the review. Look forward to seeing you both again next year for Dyeing with Indigo. I hope your Mum liked her little handspun silk Hank dyed with Indigo. Happy Dyeing! Warm wishes Fiona

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