Hedgerow Dyeing – May 2020

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Hedgerow Dyeing

with the Woodland Haberdasher

Thursday 28th May 2020 | 10.00-16.00 | £75

Find out all about the wonderful world of dye plants available on your door step in this friendly and relaxed workshop.

With Fay’s wealth of experience and knowledge on this course you will learn all about the different barks, leaves and flower that can produce beautiful colours for natural fibres. Learn how and when to harvest them and how to store them well.

On this day course you will have the opportunity to dye six mini skeins in a variety of colours as well as calico fabric and a silk tester to see the difference between vegetable and animal fibres. You will make your own eco-friendly mordant to take home as well as finding out about the array of chemical and natural fixatives available.

While the dye pots do their thing you can try your hand at basic braid making and drop spinning.

This workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Read more about Fay on the Cambridge Art Makers’ tutor page.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided along with all tools and materials to complete the course. Additional materials will also be available to buy on the day to take away.

NB. The picture is Fay’s own batches of yarn for use and sale, on the course you can expect to make smaller skeins of 20-30 yards.

Please note that this course, our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at cambridgeartmakers@gmail.com