Solar Dye workshop
I’ve set up a beginner class, where you will learn all you need to know to create some beautiful results. You won’t need fancy equipment, or dedicated workshop space – you can get started in your own home kitchen.
On our 1-hour workshop, via Zoom, I will teach you all about natural dyes; the history of some of the plant stuff, which dyes give which colours, how to mix your colours in a solar dye pot to get a variegated skein of yarn and how to set up a ‘solar dye pot’. It is all much easier than you think and will open up a world of possibilities!
I will explain about fade resistant dyes (substantive), fading colours (fugitive), mordants and fixing colours and bust some of the myths around natural dyeing. We will chat about the sustainability of natural dyeing too and its place in today’s life.
During the workshop you will see me set up a solar dye pot and if you purchase a dye kit in advance, you can set up your dye pot during the session too. If you want to book the workshop with a solar dye kit, please use this link…….
The colours shown for each month are examples, colours may vary according to stock.
I encourage questions throughout the workshop, so you never have to feel stuck.
The solar dye workshop will be taught via Zoom which is free to use and download to your computer. After purchasing this workshop you will be sent a confirmation email, with the zoom link. Please keep this safely and use it to log in to the workshop on the day. Only participants who have registered and paid in advance will be able to join the session.
Please note our refund policy does not apply if you change your mind after you have received the Zoom code for the workshop.
The next 2 sessions this year are:
Saturday 23rd October at 14pm
Saturday 20th November at 14pm