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Introduction to sustainable natural dyeing

Hackney Colour Wheel

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PLEASE NOTE - due to the current COVID-19 situation we have moved all craft course dates to July and beyond. We will continue to monitor the situation and update these dates when we know it is safe to do so. If you are interested in a particular class or booking please email us direct at this time to enquire before trying to make a booking.

Enter the colourful world of natural dyeing and learn how to use plants on linen and cotton to make a unique colour. Naturally dyed linen and cotton can be used for years, and when it is at the end of its life you can compost it. A completely sustainable practice for your business or craft practices.
We will show you how to create a rich palette, and how to avoid the You Tube and Facebook video pitfalls. You will get to explore how the pH of the dye bath, metal based modifiers and over dyeing can change the colours you achieve. As we look to use seasonally the available colours will change as we are able to use fresh dye stuffs.

We will go through the preparation of fabric for dyeing and how to include natural and salt based mordants.

In this course you will earn:
Preparing fabric for dyeing
Preparing dried and fresh plants for dye baths
Saving and using plant & food waste for sustainable dyeing
Making modifiers & natural mordants
Pattern making with resist dyeing techniques

You will leave with a comprehensive knowledge based around natural dyes, and self made notebook to refer to.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Ticket price includes all materials, tools and light refreshments


Debbie Mitchener at Cordwainers Grow CIC
Shoreditch Design Rooms
2 Scawfell Street
Greater London
E2 8NG
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  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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