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Natural Dyes Day Course - Fully booked

05 October - 05 October 2019

Fully Booked

Natural Dyes Day Course - Fully booked

05 October - 05 October 2019

This  workshop  is now fully booked.

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 - the ancient Japanese art of folding cloth to form a resist.  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 using the bundle steaming method.  

The tutor will supply all the materials necessary for the course, but participants are welcome to bring along their own samples of materials and natural ingredients. 

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 tutor: Penny Dixon 

Penny is a qualified teacher with a degree in Fashion and Textiles, and a Masters in Art Health and Wellbeing. She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association and currently teaches at Mac Birmingham as well as other community venues. Penny also exhibits locally including the recent ‘Crafted for You' exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery.  She is fascinated by the ancient craft of feltmaking and loves the way the fibres interconnect, likening it to the way groups of people work.  She loves how versatile the craft is and how textured, colourful pieces can be produced that are either delicate or hardwearing depending on the mood of the maker.



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