Introduction to Plant Colour & Natural Dyes | Saturday June 11th
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 email@example.com