Natural Dyeing at the National Wool Museum
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About the Course
This workshop is an introduction to natural dyeing and the many suitable plants that can be grown in the garden. Some are specific dye plants such as madder which yields lovely reds and corals and others are commonly found. We will look at the Dye garden at the Museum and create a range of coloured samples on wool yarn and fleece. You will learn about all the processes as we go along.
Susan is a textile designer and has been teaching craft workshops for nearly 10 years.
Accessability - the course is in the Education room which is up 2 steps. Parking is close by and it is possible to drop off outside the room.
Payment - Booking is essential with full payment in advance to confirm your place. If you have to cancel a fee of £10 will be retained.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included. Notes of recipes to take home.
Please bring an apron and rubber gloves.
Tea and coffee is provided and lunch is available at the Museum cafe.
Susan is a great tutor who is very knowledgeable and made the course interesting and hands on.
Good venue and facilities
Very happy with the day and the results that we took home.
Janette Thomas - - #17220
A really enjoyable introduction to natural dyeing. In the course we dyed wool, fleece, silk and cotton with a number of plants including material collected from the National Wool Museum's excellent dyer's garden. Susan, the tutor, also provided comprehensive notes on the methods for us. An informative and enjoyable day.
Angela Self - - #10745
A really enjoyable, informative day. A brilliant introduction to natural dyeing.
jeannie camm - - #10716
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
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