Wild dying offers a chance to reconnect with nature and the plants around us in a new way. Each season offers a different colour palette and in this course we will be collecting and using these seasonal plant materials to create a range of earthy hues using dye practices such as mordanting, the process of fixing the dyes, and also how different materials, like iron and copper, interact with the dyes to create different effects.
First Session - 8th September:
Identifying dye plants, connecting with your local area and what grows around us. Seasonal plants, when to harvest. Harvesting sustainably, taking what you need without compromising the plant.
Second Session - 15th September:
Making dye baths, introduction to using mordants for fixing dyes and altering colour. Playing with colour and dying our cords.
Third Session - 22nd September:
Introduction to Macramé, creating a piece from our dyed cords. You will then create a woven piece with your dyed cords using the knotting and weaving techniques known as Macramé, an ancient form of creative knotwork.
As an experienced Macramé artist and teacher, Alice offers an opportunity to create in a whole new way, choosing your colours from nature and using natural and sustainable materials to make art.
Each session is 10.30am - 3.30pm and includes an hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Lunch and refreshments