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Introduction to natural dyeing at the Pythouse, Wiltshire

Kitchen and foraged dye stuffs

Duration: 6 Hours (10am - 4pm)

Price: £130

Contact: Ellie Fisher at Elka

Pythouse Walled Garden
Tisbury
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 6PA
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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop with lunch, 10am-4pm, at the Pythouse, set in the stunning landscape of South Wiltshire.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The workshop will teach you the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using everyday kitchen and foraged dyestuffs. There will also be an introduction to indigo and over dyeing.

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience who would like some more practical guidance.



MATERIALS

We like to work with as many sustainable materials as possible and, where possible, we try to source end of line and second hand materials that would otherwise go to waste.

You will be dyeing a range of natural yarns from hand spun recycled banana yarn to linen and organic cotton.



ABOUT YOUR TUTOR

Claudia, Ellie's mum, has been teaching English for over 30 years, specialising in prison education.

Building on a life long interest in knitting and dress making she teamed up with Elka textiles, to produce naturally dyed yarns for fashion and upholstery fabrics.

In response to many inquiries about natural dyeing, we are now delighted to be offering this 6 hour workshop.

PARKING & ARRIVAL

The Pythouse has its own parking.

Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to enjoy a cuppa before the workshop begins.

Pythouse Kitchen Garden, West Hatch, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6PA
We look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact us.

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?

The workshop price includes 5 hours of guided tuition (plus 1 hour for lunch), which includes all the necessary materials and equipment including aprons and gloves.

The 2 course Pythouse Gardener's lunch is included in the price.

You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.



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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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