Event Information

This new course is designed for those ‘dyeing’ to experiment with dyes and explore interesting and varied dyeing techniques.

What will you learn on the course?

Participants will create a collection of unique samples of beautiful coloured cloth, which can be used for projects at home or on other textile courses to stitch, quilt, print etc.

The term will cover a wide variety of dyeing techniques to create colour and pattern on fabric and threads using various dyes, resists, discharges, over-dyeing and more.

Techniques we will explore:

  • Tie-dyeing
  • Dip dyeing
  • Space dyeing
  • Indigo dyeing
  • Natural dyeing with vegetables
  • Eco dyeing using plants
  • Ice or snow dyeing
  • Marbling
  • Rust dyeing
  • Cyanotype 
  • Batik 
  • Japanese Chusen dyeing

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for people who are both completely new to textiles and those who wish to learn new approaches to dyeing and develop their skills further.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical craft activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a sketchbook and notebook to record your work.

All tools, materials, dyeing recipes and printed instructions will be provided.

It is advisable to wear old clothes and bring a suitable apron/old shirt to protect you and some plastic bags to transport any wet samples safely home.

Are there any additional costs?

A sketchbook and notebook to record your work are to be provided at your own cost.

Who teaches this course?

Helen Lane 

Book early for the best prices.