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Introduction to Plant Colour & Natural Dyes | Saturday June 11th

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Spend the day experimenting with simple natural dye techniques using materials readily available in our kitchens, gardens & neighbourhoods to create a soothing rainbow of beautiful natural colours.  

Join me at my studio in Harolds Cross for this hands-on workshop where you will learn all the basics of the natural dyeing process. Together we will cover everything involved in extracting dye from plants & applying this to fabrics & fibres. From this 4-hour workshop, you will learn everything needed to create colours naturally & sustainably. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to try a new creative hobby, get started with natural dyeing & are not sure where to begin, anyone wanting to expand their own creative process & or those interested in creating safe, sustainable, natural colour. 

You will have the opportunity to dye a piece during class & create a journal filled with naturally dyed swatches to take home. 

All materials will be provided and you will leave with a solid understanding of the process of natural dyeing and confidence in your newfound skills.

Apart from what we will dye in class, you are welcome to bring 1-3 small pieces of your own to dye. Participants often like to bring old t-shirts, tops, napkins, pillowcases etc. 

This workshop will cover: 

  • Understanding fibre
  • Preparing fibre
  • Tools & equipment 
  • Mordanting different fibres
  • Selecting plants to dye with
  • Creating dye baths
  • Dyeing textiles
  • Expanding your palette
  • Washing + Aftercare
  • Troubleshooting common issues

Light refreshments & snacks will be provided. If anyone has any food intolerances please email me once you book and let me know so I can accommodate. 

Location | Home Studios, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6

Dates | Saturday, 11th June  |  10-2 pm

Cost | €150

If you have any questions about the workshop feel free to email me at info@kathryndavey.com