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Natural Dyes Day Course


This is part of the IgnitEd programme of workshops, courses and talks.

Booking is essential

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15 September 2018

Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf using local plants and kitchen cupboard ingredients.

You will be able to experiment with using dyes made from plant materials and use them on pieces of fabric to create some colour samples.  During the day we will discuss mordants and dyeing techniques. We will try out some of these techniques such as ‘Shibori’  tie-dye techniques.  Later we will create a bundle dyed scarf using a steaming method.

You will be provided with some small sample fabrics and a length of silk to make your very own scarf to take home. 

Please feel free to bring your own small pieces of material to experiment with too.

Please wear old clothes and shoes that are comfortable as we will be moving around the studio as well as visiting different parts of the museum site.

About the course leader: Ruth Singer

Ruth is a textile artist, author and educator based in Leicester shire. She is also an experienced museum curator and works as a creative consultant for arts and heritage projects. Many of her textile artworks are inspired by historical textiles, museum objects, personal heritage, memory and stories.


  • Booking Details

This is a Heritage Skills Day Course , part of the IgnitEd Programme

Booking is Essential - Tickets now on sale

Book online now or call our Bookings Team on 0121 520 8054 (Mon-Fri, 10am -4pm)*

*An admin fee of £3 is charged should you wish to have your tickets printed and posted rather than email.

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Maximum Places: 10 

Cost: £35 per person includes a certificate of completion, free parking, use of materials and tools necessary to the course, refreshment vouchers and lunch voucher.

All tools and equipment will be provided, with limited materials included. (Extra will be available on the day for purchasing if required)



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