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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All equipment and materials will be provided for the course, plus a light lunch with refreshments and homemade scones.
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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.
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