Discover the beauty of natural dyes using plants, leaves and botanical extracts. This is a one day introduction to the process where you will unearth the potential colour in plants that grow all around you. Using wool, peace silk and reclaimed cotton, you will learn to prepare fabric for dyeing. You will learn how to dye with the plants and vegetables as-well as working with dye extracts such as madder and weld two of the most traditional and historically used natural dye pigments.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in creating beautiful textiles using natural materials. It will hopefully enable you to connect more closely with your surroundings and think about where your textiles come from.
By the end of the day, you will have produced and will take with you a swatch-book of colours on the various base fabrics. I will also provide comprehensive notes detailing every process, with a complete list of resources and suppliers. You will leave fully equipped to continue experimenting at home.
Stemwell Workshop was found in 2016 by Charlotte Llewellyn. Her goal is to connect traditional process and contemporary design, with the focus on sustainability and craftsmanship.
All materials are provided. Please bring and apron, sketchbook/notepad and pen. (Lunch not provided)
This workshop will run from 10am – 4pm.