Dyeing with Woad
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About the Course
Learn how to dye with the ancient plant WOAD. First we will make dye vats using woad leaves and woad extract and then use them to create plain and patterned fabrics and yarn. You can try various tie dye shibori techniques and will have the opportunity to make your own unique silk scarf.
Woad seeds will be available, in time to plant for this year.
This workshop takes place in the Education Room at the Wool Museum which is by the entrance gate. It is possible to drop off outside with parking nearby. The door is up 2 steps and there are toilets in the building.
Susan is a Textile designer specialising in natural dyeing and has been teaching workshops for 10 years. She mainly uses local dye plants which she collects from the hedgerows and grows in her garden.
Booking with payment in full in advance. If you have to cancel a fee of 10 will be retained.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Cotton fabric but silk scarves are extra.
Tea coffee and biscuits are provided, with lunch available at the Museum cafe.
Had a great day out exploring the use of woad to dye some of my own yarns. A very enjoyable day with an excellent tutor. Learned a lot and would recommend it to anyone starting off with natural dyes.
Sue Ullrich - - #12279
This was an excellent workshop. Susan has an in depth knowledge of her subject and is presented well. I have learnt a great deal on the use of Woad as a plant dye and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Derek Lewis - - #12234
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
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