Enter the colourful world of natural dyeing and learn how to use plants on linen and cotton to make a unique colour. Naturally dyed linen and cotton can be used for years, and when it is at the end of its life you can compost it. A completely sustainable practice for your business or craft practices.
We will show you how to create a rich palette, and how to avoid the You Tube and Facebook video pitfalls. You will get to explore how the pH of the dye bath, metal based modifiers and over dyeing can change the colours you achieve. As we look to use seasonally the available colours will change as we are able to use fresh dye stuffs.
We will go through the preparation of fabric for dyeing and how to include natural and salt based mordants.
In this course you will earn:
Preparing fabric for dyeing
Preparing dried and fresh plants for dye baths
Saving and using plant & food waste for sustainable dyeing
Making modifiers & natural mordants
Pattern making with resist dyeing techniques
You will leave with a comprehensive knowledge based around natural dyes, and self made notebook to refer to.