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Natural Dyes Day Course - Sold Out

15 September 2018

Heritage Workshops & Talks, advance-booking, Fully Booked

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Natural Dyes Day Course - Sold Out

15 September 2018

This course has now sold out -  Find out about similar Heritage Skill courses at BCLM 

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 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.


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: £40 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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