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Introduction to natural dyeing, Crispin Hall, Street, Somerset

Duration: 6 hours

Price: £130

Contact: Ellie Fisher at Elka

Crispin Hall
83 High Street
BA16 0EZ

Course Start Dates

Sunday 15th March 2020

About the Course

6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing' workshop, 10am-4pm, in the comfortable, creative space of Crispin Hall in Street, Somerset.


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.


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.


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

Building on a life long interest in fabric 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.


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

Crispin Hall, 83 High Street, Street, Somerset, BA16 0EZ

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.

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

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