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Natural Dyeing Taster Workshop
October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday October 17th 10-4pm
Dye expert Debbie Tomkies will be showing you how to create beautiful colours from plants using simple techniques you can repeat at home.
The course is suitable for complete beginners. For those who have done some natural dyeing previously there is plenty to explore too!
Do I need to bring anything?
A packed lunch and £10 material charge.
Everything is included – yarn, dyes, even gloves and an apron. Just come along and be prepared to have a fun, exciting day!
What will you learn on the day:
You will get the chance to explore Sunny Bank Mills dye garden!
After a short introduction to natural dyeing, where the dyes come from etc., we’ll be creating a fabulous set of samples, taking you through the colours of the rainbow. With your samples you’ll be able to recreate a huge range of colours, all from natural dyes.
Next, you’ll dye a 50g ball of lovely wool yarn which you can knit or crochet into a small project.
After lunch Debbie will be showing you some fun natural dyeing techniques – from solid colour (immersion) dyeing, gradients, dip-dye, speckling, handpainting and more.
You can then choose another 100g of undyed yarn to dye using your choice of techniques.
Debbie will also include a pattern from her own design collection for you to take away so you’ll have a project to take home and make right away!