Botanical dyeing was the only way to colour natural fibres until the mid 19th century when synthetic dyes were discovered. Since then, natural dyeing has taken a step back as people opt for the faster, more cost efficient synthetic dyes.
In this full day masterclass where you will learn how to get started and become a natural dyer in your very own kitchen. This class is designed especially for beginner dyers. I will teach and show you how to get started on naturally dyeing at home.
• Fibre and dyestuff selection
• Scouring and preparation of fibre for dyeing
• Mordanting with plant mordant for protein and cellulose fibres
• Preparation of dyebaths
• Dyeing with different dyestuff and extracts
At the end of the class, each participant will bring home 400-500g of naturally dyed yarn/fabric in an array of different colours and a notebook where you'll record down recipes, methods and tips from the full day of learning.
Flow of Class:
Part 1 – 10am-1pm
Lunch – 1-2pm
Part 2 – 2-5pm
(Lunch is not included in class fees, there are plenty of food establishments around the studio. It will be a good break to walk around the area to get lunch and recharge yourself before part 2 of the class.)
[ NOTE ] Please dress in clothes you don't mind getting dirty, aprons will be also provided. We will be learning to use dyebaths in this class, preparation of an indigo vat is not included. Suitable for adults only. Each class is limited to a maximum of 4 people.
Natural Dye Masterclass - Yarn/Fabric
This class is limited to 4 participants only.
Min. 2 – Max. 4
If the minimum class size is not met, we will inform you to reschedule the class or arrange a full refund if the class is cancelled. You will receive your refund within 5-7 business days, depending on your issuing bank.