Sat, 13 Jun | Bowden House

Natural Dyeing Weekend

A fascinating weekend exploring natural dyes for British wool with woven textile designer Rebecca Connolly.
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Time & Location

13 Jun 2020, 09:00 – 14 Jun 2020, 16:30
Bowden House, Bowden House, Totnes TQ9 7PW, UK

About The Event

Spend a fascinating weekend with Gloucestershire-based woven textile designer Rebecca Connolly, exploring natural dyeing for British wool using a variety of natural dyes.

Come away with some dyed skeins of yarn, some recipes, and wool fabric samples dyed a variety of colours.

By the end of the weekend you will have a good basic knowledge of natural dyeing and the skills and confidence to continue dyeing when you get home. 

During the weekend we will extract dyes from seasonal garden flowers, wild growing plants and also foodstuffs.

You will also use commercially available natural dyestuffs in whole dried material and plant extracts in powdered and liquid forms.

Using these, you will learn a range of dyeing techniques to maximise the colour potential from different dyestuffs. Around the dyeing you will glean the critical information about the mordanting process to prepare the wool to take and hold the dye, and we also will look at over-dyeing and modifying techniques to extend the range of colour obtained from any one dyestuff.

Included in the price of the course are all materials and a delicious vegetarian lunch both days, hot drinks and biscuits...and

cake!

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