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Summer dyes from the countryside - one day course

Summer dyes from the countryside - one day course

Duration: One day (10-4)

Price: £65

Book with: Tamara Burgess
at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Sunday 7th June 2020
Sunday 23rd August 2020

About the Course

Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate our hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history collection.
Early Summer Dyes June and Late Summer dyes August, the courses will use different produce for the dyes depending what is in season at the time.

You will need to bring: rubber gloves and an apron.

Tutor: Janet Bradley

Janet has many years of experience in the art of natural dyeing and her knowledge of local plants and the history behind them is extensive.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the 'Contact form above to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

You will need to bring: rubber gloves and an apron.

Want to review this course?

The background information (history etc) was very interesting

- - #18028

I have loved everything from collecting the bits and pieces to seeing the wonderful results. Also love being with like minded people - great pea and potato soup.

- - #18027

Enjoyed the course very much, very informative. Best bit was Handling and looking at the wonderful results of the dye baths.

- - #6073

Best bit was collecting the plants and extracting the dyes. (Dinner was great!) Janet was a great teacher.

- - #4713

Enjoyed all of it!

- - #4712

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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