Cushion Cover Dyeing - with plant colours

Feb 23 2020 14:00 - 16:30

Shoreditch Design Rooms, 2 Scawfell Street , E2 8NG London

Enter the colourful world of natural dyeing and learn how to use plant colour on linen to make a unique cushion cover. Naturally dyed linen can be used for years, and when it is at the end of its life you can compost it. A completely sustainable present for you or a loved one. This class will teach you how to use a choice of dyes to make unusual designs, and how to dye thread for simple tassel making. With the information given you will leave feeling confident to continue at home or just have a new item to use again and again.

This class is vegan as no animal fibres or insects are used in the processes

This session will cover:

  • An introduction to natural dyes
  • Preparing a natural dye bath
  • An introduction to resist dyeing techniques
  • The difference between fast and fugitive dyes
  • Over dyeing colours
  • Dyeing thread
  • Tassel making

Ticket price includes all materials, tools and light refreshments.

Cushion pad inserts will be available to purchase on the day.

Cordwainers Grow is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community classes. This means we can offer classes for free and reduced places to local residents.

Please note

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds on purchased tickets unless these are made within 24 hours of you making a purchase. When you are booking your ticket, please make sure you can attend on the date selected. For date change requests please contact us at least 10 days before your workshop date. Please email us for more details.