About the Course
NATURAL DYEING USING WOODLAND PLANTS
At Coppicewood College, Cilgerran.
This ever popular course has expanded to 2 days to give more time to explore in the woods and make the most of the potential of the plants. On the first day you will learn about the dyeing process, prepare materials including making your own mordant from plants in the woods and make an eco print with leaves. This could be used as a card or little book cover. We will be working in the workshop in the woods. Then on Sunday you will make various dye baths and dye samples on cotton yarn and wool yarn and fleece. There will be explanations as we go along and notes to take home. A relaxed weekend in a lovely setting. Please wear sensible shoes or boots.
There is a covered workshop and a compost toilet in the woods.
Susan trained as a Textile Designer and has been teaching craft workshops on spinning and natural dyeing for the last 10 years. She mainly uses local dye materials that she collects or grows in her garden and locally grown fleece.
Please pay in full in advance. If you have to cancel a fee of £20 will be retained.
For more details and directions please phone Susan.
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?
Notes on dye recipes.
Teas and coffee with biscuits.
I enjoyed the course very much and learnt a lot from Susan. She is a great teacher with a wealrh of knowledge in her craft. I will do another course when I am able.
Caroline Adams - - #15633
Such a unique experience in the most beautiful setting ! Had an absolutely fantastic day and came away with so much !
Susan is a great teacher with very clear instructions and the love of her craft clearly comes through. I take part in many craft courses as I like to try my hand at many things, but have to say - this was one of the best for sure.
Sue Wilson - - #7983
Excellent course in a beautiful setting. Susan gives very clear instructions which are backed up with well-written handouts. Good to explore the woods for plant materials to be used in the dyeing session, this gives you ideas and the confidence for dyeing at home. I would recommend this course for anybody interested in natural dyeing, from beginners to the more experienced. Good fun!
Chris Pritchard - - #7834
An excellent course in a beautiful setting. Clear explanations and handouts. Nice balance of theory explained and 'hands on' dyeing. am looking forward to using the yarn I dyed in projects.
Sue laverack - - #238
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