Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course
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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 the hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material in season. Berries and barks, roots, flowers and fruits all provide wonderful natural ingredients.
Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant and glowing natural colours and dip and dye samples to take home.
The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history textile collection.
Please 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.
If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your course please enquire about reduced rate lunches and a discounted ticket to visit the working farm.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a
longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
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 form or phone number 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 or telephone us. 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.
Enjoyed the course very much, very informative. Best bit was Handling and looking at the wonderful results of the dye baths.
anon - - #6073
Best bit was collecting the plants and extracting the dyes. (Dinner was great!) Janet was a great teacher.
Anon - - #4713
Enjoyed all of it!
Anon - - #4712
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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