This three-hour workshop explores the act of naturally dyeing different hand spun fibres. Covering all the skills and tools you need to know to begin colouring your own yarn and fabric at home.
Jessie Mason and Jordan (SALT Textiles) will explore sourcing organic dye matter, giving you knowledge about natural fibres and seed varieties, and equipment you’ll need.
Guided by Jessie, you'll be led through the stages of carding, spinning and mordanting in readiness for dyeing. With handspinning demos and further insight in the best fibres to choose and how to plan for your own projects.
With Jordan you'll gain a practical insight into the slow processes involved in making your own dyes from plant and food waste, experiencing first-hand how slow methods of making sit in relation to our fast-fabric culture today.
All guests will receive plenty of one-to-one teaching and will be provided with/given small skeins of hand spun wool and organic cotton to dye during the session.
All materials and equipment will be provided so you just need to bring yourself. There will also be a small bounty of snacks
The workshop is open to all levels.
*Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we have time to welcome you.