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Ecodyeing - an introduction to leaves, rust, heat and fabric alchemy!

An introduction to the Ecodyeing process

Duration: One Day workshop

Price: £85

Book with: Judy Preston
at Judy P. dye - print - weave

17, Haselor Rd
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5DW

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About the Course

Eco-dyeing- sometimes known as Botanical Printing. Learn how leaves like oak, maple, sycamore, rose and blackberry can successfully, under certain conditions, discharge colour onto natural fabrics and paper with the use of tight bundling, heat and a bit of chemistry. Subtle or well defined prints can be achieved providing beautiful tones and delicate textural marks. You will take home samples of dyed silk and wool fabrics, dyed paper and 2 dyed habotai silk hemmed scarves.
Whether you want to a relaxing creative day in a wonderful natural setting 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.
Further courses are forthcoming that will extend skills combining indigo and ecodyeing, using natural dyes to enhance leaf prints and ecodyeing with cotton and linen and - upcycling cotton clothing with ecodyeing techniques.
I am also flexible and can consider weekday or weekend classes on request.

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 sample fabrics and paper. All equipment and plant material is provided. One silk hemmed scarf. Additional silk scarves may be purchased if desired. Tea/coffee and water. Cake.

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This was an excellent introduction to ecodyeing with a huge amount of information and production packed into the day. Judy's approach, going from working on small samples up to full size scarves, was perfect. First time I've come back from a course with the family loving everything I'd produced! My daughter is already sourcing equipment for me.
Lovely lunch too!

- - #24785

Response from Judy P. dye - print - weave:

So glad that you enjoyed the course Tony, it was a pleasure to work with you all. You are right, a lot is packed into the day. And I do hope that you get everything set up to start doing this at home - that’s what I really hope students will do. Keep me posted.

I did the workshop yesterday and what a lovely farewell to summer. Judy is an excellent tutor, friendly and very knowledgeable. She went though the whole process in detail offering advice and encouragement throughout. We all produced a range of different samples on silk, wool and paper and were very pleased with the results.
Would definitely recommend, thanks Judy for a lovely day.

- - #24784

Response from Judy P. dye - print - weave:

Thankyou Debs for your comments. Very glad that you enjoyed the day. I do hope that you set it up in your studio and find the space to carry on with ecodyeing.

I really enjoyed this course - Judy is knowledgeable and passionate about the processes involved. As a complete novice, I was not sure what to expect from my finished pieces, but was absolutely delighted with the results!

- - #23488

I highly recommend this course. Judy has a great way of sharing her knowledge and still gives you the space to explore your own ideas. The end results are excellent!

- - #23485

Judy is a great teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and I learnt a lot. I loved the final results. It was really exciting when we unwrapped our fabrics to see what we’d produced. Our samples were gorgeous.

- - #23478

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 30th October 2019
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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