Craft Workshop Thursday 26th August 2021: Learn to dye fleece with natural dyes in a day
This is a hands-on, information packed, fun and creative day of dyeing fleece naturally!
Suitable for complete beginners and those with some dyeing experience who wish to add to their knowledge and improve their skills (eg if you have done some acid/synthetic dyeing before and want to expand your knowledge base to include natural dyeing skills).
Maximum Workshop: 4 People to allow for elbow room while dyeing
Time: arrive for 10am start - finish 4.00pm
Venue: Craft Workshops, Grassroots Garden Centre (separate studio within the grounds), Stalbridge Road, Henstridge BA8 0SA
Using natural dyes to create colour, you will be able to dye the fleece provided for you, first learning the dyeing process and then enjoying a variety of techniques to give different effects. Some of the colours produced from natural materials may surprise you!
The fleece which you have dyed can then later be used for needle felting, wet felting and spinning ready to use as yarn.
You will learn about foraging for natural materials for dyeing, using mordants, and the natural dyeing process, including over dyeing colour.
You will also learn how to pick a good type of fleece to dye for your intended projects, the best way to store fleece, and what needs to happen after the dyeing process to be able to successfully use the dyed fleece for different projects (including understanding some of the terminology).
You will be given 100g of sheep fleece to use for dyeing and to take home - and to put to use making something as a reminder of your creative workshop day.
All the materials for dyes, supplies and other equipment will be supplied for use on the day except an apron which you may like to bring. Please wear clothes suitable for crafting and dyeing.
Please bring your own lunch and any other refreshments which you would like. Hot and cold drinks are available throughout this workshop (please bring your own travel mug or equivalent).
Other workshops available including needle and wet felting and there is also a workshop about synthetic (acid) dyes.
Buying as a gift? Want to buy for a special occasion and would like help making the day even more special? Can't see a suitable date? Please contact me - always happy to help!