A one day workshop - teaching you how to naturally dye your own yarn & fabric using sustainable and Eco friendly methods. You will learn about mordants, the importance of plant knowledge, what your kitchen, garden & local hedgerows have to offer, how to extract dye successfully and having fun doing it!
Venue: AppleOak FibreWorks Dye House - McLysaght's Units, Unit 1, Raheen Rd, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.
Date: Sunday, 4th of July 2021
Time: 10am - 2pm (it might go on a little longer, please allow for extra time)
All materials are provided, but if you have a small amount of yarn/fabric you would like to dye, please bring it along.
The day in detail:
Introduction to plant sources covering foraging, garden, kitchen and imported dyes
Discovering different Mordant methods for protein and cellulose fibres
Learning how to extract and dye with natural dyes
How to Influence Colours, using sustainable ingredients
I usually provide lunch, but due to Covid restrictions, you will have to bring your own.
To bring: An old apron and sturdy footwear (wellies or walking boots), lunch and a mug for tea or coffee
- Classes are restricted to 8 participants (Class will go ahead with a minimum of 4 participants)
- Please do not come, if you are unwell we can work out a refund option
- Please wear a mask.
- Use sanitizer when entering and exiting the workshop.
- Please bring your own lunch/cutlery and mug