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Food waste dyeing with Lucy Strawson

Food waste dyeing with Lucy Strawson

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: £50

Book with: Julia Davey
at Julia Davey

20 Wellsway
Bear Flat

Course Start Dates

Saturday 14th March 2020

About the Course

This workshop will explore how food waste destined for the compost can actually colour your wardrobe.

The course price includes 2.5 hours of guided tuition, use of all materials including dyes/fabric and refreshments.

We will be using pomegranate rinds, onion skins and avocado stones to create beautiful colours on fabric. Lucy will go through the basics of how to properly scour your fibres, prepare and then create a dye bath. We will use samples of linen, wool and cotton to discover how different fibres soak up the dyes, and play with colour modifiers.

Plant dyes are magic to work with and very addictive so you will hopefully leave the class with a lifelong hobby! You will leave the workshop with a journal of samples, info sheets with recipes and the confidence to start your own dye baths at home. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no previous experience is necessary.

Tea, coffee and biscuits or cake will be available throughout the session. Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need so we shall have a maximum number of 6 students per session.

Please note that places on our workshops are non-refundable but are transferrable to a friend.

Lucy Strawson is a textile artist living in Bath. She runs Tuck It In making naturally dyed bedding and handmade quilts for babies and children. Her background is in textile design, and when she isn’t sewing and brewing colours from plants she is running after her 3 year old son Erno.

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 materials and refreshments.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends