A lovely day spent in the woods gathering wildflowers and leaves to use for Eco dyeing- leaving the print of the flowers on card. Then being involved in the process of using various plant materials to create vivid or muted colours on wool and fleece depending on the plant material and method used- very exciting. Susan involved us all in the production which was very ‘hands on’ and we were all given samples of the dyed wool and fleece at the end of the day. She was very well organised - everything was to hand and there were printed notes and book lists to take away to continue your journey into natural dyeing.
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.
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 !
Loved the weekend in the woods with Susan.
She is very knowledgeable and made it an interesting course with so much variety of mordanting, dyeing on fabrics, yarn and paper. I came away with so much more confidence and I'm looking forward to using everything I learnt over the 2 days.
I’m new to natural dyeing but found this course fascinating and really enjoyable. The setting was beautiful and Susan was a lovely tutor who is really knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone who is interested, especially if you are a beginner like me.
Response from Susan Martin:Thank you for your comments. Really pleased you enjoyed the course.
This was a really enjoyable and informative day. Susan is very knowledgeable and the course was exactly the right balance of learning and practical hands on experience with a relaxed atmosphere. The small class ensured Susan gave everyone the support they needed. Would thoroughly recommend.
Many thanks for a very enjoyable day, Susan. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the process of dyeing with woad and was very pleased with my finished items. Your instruction was clear and concise and allowed us plenty of time for the practical, hands on experiences - thank you!
Susan is a great tutor who is very knowledgeable and made the course interesting and hands on.
Good venue and facilities
Very happy with the day and the results that we took home.
Susan's dyeing with woad workshop was a well- paced and well- organised day leaving me satisfied and more confident in continuing to dye with woad at home.
Susan is knowledgeable and friendly and enabled each participant to develop their expertise, and experiment with the fibres and textiles we had prepared beforehand, as well as with some textiles available for purchase from Susan.
I thoroughly enjoyed the learning and experimentation and your teaching Susan and would definately recommend the course to others. Thank you!
A very informative, hands on and enjoyable day. Susan created a friendly and relaxed environment but also delivered a well planned and organised set of activities - allowing us all to learn how to create dye baths from both Woad leaves and extract. The accompanying notes were comprehensive and a choice of materials were available to practise several different dyeing techniques. We also dyed materials brought from home. Susan is an experienced dyer and teacher and I definitely recommend her dye courses.
Really lovely course, very interesting and I learned such a lot from Susan. Very pleased with the items I dyed. Definitely worth booking.
Response from Susan Martin:Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the course.
Had a great day out exploring the use of woad to dye some of my own yarns. A very enjoyable day with an excellent tutor. Learned a lot and would recommend it to anyone starting off with natural dyes.
This was an excellent workshop. Susan has an in depth knowledge of her subject and is presented well. I have learnt a great deal on the use of Woad as a plant dye and I would thoroughly recommend it.
A really enjoyable introduction to natural dyeing. In the course we dyed wool, fleece, silk and cotton with a number of plants including material collected from the National Wool Museum's excellent dyer's garden. Susan, the tutor, also provided comprehensive notes on the methods for us. An informative and enjoyable day.
A really enjoyable, informative day. A brilliant introduction to natural dyeing.
Such a unique experience in the most beautiful setting ! Had an absolutely fantastic day and came away with so much !
Susan is a great teacher with very clear instructions and the love of her craft clearly comes through. I take part in many craft courses as I like to try my hand at many things, but have to say - this was one of the best for sure.
Excellent course in a beautiful setting. Susan gives very clear instructions which are backed up with well-written handouts. Good to explore the woods for plant materials to be used in the dyeing session, this gives you ideas and the confidence for dyeing at home. I would recommend this course for anybody interested in natural dyeing, from beginners to the more experienced. Good fun!