Ecodyeing with Natural Dyes and Indigo. An Intermediate Course.

Silk scarf ecodyed with cochineal


This course is designed as a follow up to the full day Introductory Eco Dye Course that I teach. The use of natural dyes or Indigo can enhance the natural colour of the leaves and ofcourse the fabric or paper itself. You will learn how to mordant silk and paper with alum, how to combine this with the use of iron mordant, and will learn how to combine with dye blankets that act as the carrier of the colour. I use logwood, cochineal, and whatever dye plant is growing in my dye garden at the time of the course. You will take home samples of ecodyed and naturally coloured habitai silk and paper and you may choose to purchase extra silk (hemmed silk scarves) to dye if you wish.
This a full day course in order to fit in all of these intermediate skills required to achieve good results for yourselves at home. It is necessary that you have completed an introductory course with myself or elsewhere to ensure that you are familiar with the basic techniques of bundling, leaf collection, and the cooking techniques. As with the Introductory Course I offer a one hour zoom follow up to answer further questions/problem solve and admire your new work.

Whether you want a relaxing creative day or you want to learn the basic techniques to try out at home - this one day workshop will help you to achieve successful and reliable results.

Please note: if these dates do not suit you, I am also flexible and can consider weekday, 1:1 or weekend classes on request. Just use the 'chat with maker' function on this page.

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?

All samples of silk and paper. All equipment and plant material is provided. Additional silk scarves for dyeing may be purchased if desired. A comprehensive e-handout of the techniques used in the workshop. One individual follow up Q&A on zoom to share results completed at home with problem solving and advice. Tea /coffee and water all day. And Cake!


Judy Preston at Judy P. dye - print - weave


17, Haselor Rd
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5DW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport


7 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Chris Brookes - - #35126

An action packed day full of useful techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
Judy is well prepared and knowledgeable. A lovely lunch was provided as a bonus.
Please note that to get the best from the day you will need to have a basic knowledge of the subject before doing an intermediate course.

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