Natural dyeing workshop with Folkestone Harbour Yarn



Learn about extracting dye from natural sources & be guided through the dye process step-by-step using cotton fabric or pure wool yarn from British farmers. Includes a visit to our natural dye garden to harvest seasonal dye plants. Dyes and colours that we grow or that can be foraged locally include Woad (blue), Tansy (yellows), Madder (reds), Weld (yellows), Blackberry (purples fading to grey), Mugwort (greens), Buddleia (strong mustards). Please note plants are seasonal. Cost £75 per person. Maximum group size per workshop: 4 people. Duration 4 hours tuition plus an hour break. Runs from 11 am to 4pm. Location: Private studio on the 2nd floor of 49A the Old High Street, Folkestone. Visit to dye garden nearby (3 mins from studio location). Note: - Natural dye plants produce strong and not always pleasant smells when being cooked. - Protective equipment is provided, but wearing older clothes and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. - The garden and studio are accesses via steps so may be difficult for those with mobility concerns. Suzi is an experienced teacher and yarn dyer, whose work has been featured in publications such as Simply Crochet, Mollie Makes, The Knitter, Knitting Magazine & more. She is fully insured to teach workshops.

What's included in the price?

Included in the price: 100g wool yarn (choice of bases including Kent Romney, Cheviot, Blue Faced Leicester) or cotton fabric. Natural dyes and appropriate fixatives. Protective gear (apron and gloves). Teas & coffees.


4 hours (11:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
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Top Floor Studio, 49A the Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RN