Introduction to Natural Dyeing : Cooking with Colour
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Natural Dyeing : Cooking with Colour

  • Colour and Cloth

This is a 4  1/2  hour workshop, which includes a 30 minute lunch break.  

 £50  BOOK HERE

I call these classes 'Cooking with Colour' because that is exactly what happens in this experimental class!  A fusion of foraging, recipe following, chemistry and colour creation all bundled up with a range of tie-dyeing techniques.  

My passion for Natural Dyeing blossomed from blackberry picking at my Granny's every summertime and when it came to choosing our own A-level Textile project to investigate, I chose Natural Dyeing. I've loved it ever since!

We will be dyeing with both man made and natural fabrics and with a range of foraged and gleaned dyestuffs, all of which are either free or readily available locally.  All dyestuffs and materials are provided.  However you are welcome to bring your own material to dye. We will aim to dye 4 different fabrics and 4 different dye stuffs.  We will create a recipe book of colour swatches rather than large fabric swatches.

Also learn about mordants and how to fix and change colours.

How to prepare yarn for dyeing.

This class aims to inspire and encourage experimentation.  There are some rules in Natural Dyeing, but I like to bend them a little!

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  Please bring an apron if you have one, or wear old clothes.  Gloves will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch.  Tea and coffee is provided.

Natural Dyeing gets exotic  : Cooking with Colour across the globe
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Natural Dyeing gets exotic : Cooking with Colour across the globe

  • Colour and Cloth

This is a 5 hour workshop, which includes a 30 minute lunch break.  

 £65  BOOK HERE

I call these classes 'Cooking with Colour' because that is exactly what happens in this experimental class!  A fusion of foraging, recipe following, chemistry and colour creation all bundled up with a range of tie-dyeing techniques.  

My passion for Natural Dyeing blossomed from blackberry picking at my Granny's every summertime and when it came to choosing our own A-level Textile project to investigate, I chose Natural Dyeing. I've loved it ever since!

We will be dyeing with natural fabrics and with a range of dyestuffs from around the world.   These will include barks from South America. All dyestuffs and materials are provided.  However you are welcome to bring your own material to dye. We will aim to dye 4 different fabrics and at least 4 different dye stuffs and with a range of mordants.  We will create a recipe book of colour swatches rather than large fabric swatches.

Also learn about mordants and how to fix and change colours.

How to prepare yarn for dyeing.

This class aims to inspire and encourage experimentation.  There are some rules in Natural Dyeing, but I like to bend them a little!

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  Please bring an apron if you have one, or wear old clothes.  Gloves will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch.  Tea and coffee is provided.

Dream up and create your own Dreamcatcher
Jun
18
12:30 pm12:30

Dream up and create your own Dreamcatcher

  • Colour and Cloth

This is a 3 hour creative workshop, which takes place in a relaxed space.  It will be filled with fun, friendship and of course dreams!

 £35  BOOK HERE

All levels are welcome.  All ages* are welcome.  

This workshop is perfect for a summer Saturday afternoon get together.  The location is in the relaxed homely ambience of Colour and Cloth filled with cushions, textiles and beanbags.  There is room for 6 lovely souls who wish to make their dreams come true, or at least make a dreamcatcher to help this happen.

Lots of materials will be provided, some foraged from the local Ormeau Park.  Some found. Some bought.  You are encouraged to bring any materials, beads, ribbons that are personal to you to add to the dreamcatcher.  Upcycled, recycled materials are all great to use

We will learn how to make Dream catcher webs by weaving, twisting and knotting, and also a very easy alternative!  Its all up to you really.

No sewing skills are necessary as any techniques needed will be taught on the day. 

If it is a sunny day, we can take a 5 minute walk to Ormeau Park and make our wishes there.  

Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided and home baked cake.

 

*This event would not be suitable for under 5 years old due to small beads used.  Please contact me for further details.

 

Introduction to Natural Dyeing - 'Cooking with Colour'
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Natural Dyeing - 'Cooking with Colour'

  • Colour and Cloth

This is a 4  1/2  hour workshop, which includes a 30 minute lunch break.  

 £50  BOOK HERE

I call these classes 'Cooking with Colour' because that is exactly what happens in this experimental class!  A fusion of foraging, recipe following, chemistry and colour creation all bundled up with a range of tie-dyeing techniques.  

My passion for Natural Dyeing blossomed from blackberry picking at my Granny's every summertime and when it came to choosing our own A-level Textile project to investigate, I chose Natural Dyeing. I've loved it ever since!

We will be dyeing with both man made and natural fabrics and with a range of foraged and gleaned dyestuffs, all of which are either free or readily available locally.  All dyestuffs and materials are provided.  We will aim to dye 4 different fabrics and 4 different dye stuffs.  

Also learn about mordants and how to fix and change colours.

How to prepare yarn for dyeing.

This class aims to inspire and encourage experimentation.  There are some rules in Natural Dyeing, but I like to bend them a little!

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun.  Please bring an apron if you have one, or wear old clothes.  Latex gloves will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch.  Tea and coffee is provided.