This one day workshop is an introduction to natural dyeing using plants. You will learn how to prepare fibres and then make several botanic dyes using traditional, foraged and garden plants. These are dyed on to small hanks of British wool and locally sourced fleece.
The course takes place in a lovely woodland setting, where there is a shelter to work in and a compost toilet. Please wear sensible footwear as paths are uneven and bring your lunch and drinking water. Also needed are an apron and rubber gloves. Hand sanitiser will be available at the shelter and toilet.
Susan trained as a Textile designer and has been teaching craft workshops in spinning and natural dyeing for the last 10 years. She mainly uses dye materials from her garden and collected in the local woods and fleece from the area. She is endlessly fascinated by the colours produced from plants and is mindful of sustainability in her work.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Hot drinks and biscuits
Notes to take home
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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A lovely day in the woods learning about natural dying. It was a great introduction course and Susan was very informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in natural dying.
Response from Susan Martin:Thank you.
Lovely atmosphere in the session. Knowledgeable and informative session leader, left confident enough to try it at home and am pleased with results. A lovely touch was the refreshments and cake
Response from Susan Martin:Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the workshop. Have fun experimenting at home.
Excellent workshop. Susan is very knowledgeable on her subject but makes the workshop suitable for all levels. Would thoroughly recommend.
A very interesting and fast paced day in a lovely woodland workshop. Susan certainly knows her stuff and is very good at passing her knowledge on. I came home with lots of samples of dyed wool, silk and cotton as well a set of clear course notes. A comprehensive introduction to natural eco-dyeing !