A one day workshop - teaching you how to 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 Workshop - McLysaght's Units, Unit 1, Raheen Rd, Tuamgraney, Co Clare.
Date: Saturday, 9th of May
Time: 10am - 4pm
All materials are provided, but if you have yarn/fabric you would like to dye, please bring it along.
You will take home some lovely dyed items & Instructions to enable you to do more at home.
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 plants
How to Influence Colours, using sustainable ingredients
Lunch will be provided as well as coffee and refreshments. Apart from the bread, the entire lunch will be gluten free. If you have any other allergies, it might be good to bring your own food.
To bring: An old apron and sturdy footwear (wellies or walking boots), waterproof trousers if you have any.