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Plant Dyeing - Evening Workshop Series 2017

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Plant Dyeing - Evening Workshop Series 2017

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Plant Dyeing - Evening Workshop Series 2017

90.00

6pm-9pm Thursdays - 27th July, 31st August and 28th September

In this series of three workshops we will learn how to prepare yarn and fabric for natural dyeing. We will focus on dyeing with wool from the Plaw Hatch flock and work with two classic natural dyes, madder and weld, to achieve a range of reds and yellows.

Workshop 1

Introduction to history of natural dyeing and the Plawhatch flock

Creating vegetable and metallic mordants and their application

Exploring a fleece and preparation for dyeing

Preparing skeins and yarn for natural dyeing

Workshop 2

Introduction to the history of madder

Preparing a madder dye bath

Dyeing skeins and yarn with madder

Working with modifiers to create a range of colours

Workshop 3

Introduction to the history of weld

Preparing a weld dye bath

Dyeing skeins and yarn with weld

Working with modifiers to create a range of colours

The cost of the workshops includes 50gms of Plawhatch yarn and some raw fleece. There will be additional wool for sale and an opportunity to purchase fleece to prepare at home.

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