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Botanical Alchemy Workshop

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Learn to dye your own yarn/thread with completely natural, non-toxic plant dyes from your own kitchen, garden, and the roadside. This workshop will focus on protein-based yarns, including wool and silk (cellulose-based fibres such as cotton and linen are prepared quite differently from protein fibres and could be the subject of a subsequent workshop). Each student will take home mini-skeins in a range of colours produced in the workshop, a dye record showing all of the key variables in achieving successful results that are light-fast and wash-fast, and the skills to further explore the magic of local plant colour.

This workshop is sold out. To be added to the wait list, click on the link below and follow the contact instructions.