Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust / Events / Sun 19 Jun 2022

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Learn how to grow and use plants to create and use natural dyes using woad at this full day workshop in Hitchin's beautiful Triangle Community Gardens.

Course Summary:

Learn how natural dyes have been used in the past
Get up close to native and non-native plants which produce colourfast dyes growing in a compact and well-established working dye garden
Pick and prepare woad leaves for indigo dye extraction
Understand the steps involved in extracting indigo from woad and converted into a dye vat
Prepare materials for indigo dyeing (folding, binding, clamping, stitching)
Learn how to dip fabric and other natural items in an indigo bath, to build up layers of colour.

£40 per person

This workshop is kindly supported by a grant from The Arts Council with proceeds going to support the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

For more information visit https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-06-19-introduction-natural-dyeing

Event Location

Hitchin Triangle Community Garden

Ransom's Pavilion, Grove Road, Hitchin

Telephone: 01727 858 901
Email: events@hmwt.org
Website: https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-06-19-introduction-natural-dyeing

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