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Natural Dye Course

Natural Dye Course

From GBP 90.00

Location

Date

May 13 2024 18:30 - Jul 22 2024 20:30

Description

5 sessions on Mondays • 6.30pm-8.30pm

13th May, 27th May, 10th June, 24th June, 22nd July

As well as learning about how to dye different fabrics using a range of different plant colours, you’ll also learn how to create a permaculture dye garden design that will be installed at Kentish Town City Farm.

The course will cover:

  • Traditional dyes
  • How to prepare fibre for dyeing
  • Different mordanting techniques
  • About substantive and fugitive dyes
  • Reductive dyes to produce blue (woad and indigo)
  • Using different parts of plants for dyeing
  • Using common kitchen ingredients for dyeing
  • Overdyeing
  • How to grow dye plants
  • Designing permaculture dye plant communities

What you will need: rubber gloves and an apron

What you will take away: skein of dyed wool, squares of dyed cotton, silk and wool, handouts

This course is being run as a partnership between Kentish Town City Farm and Permablitz London.

Venue

Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Cl, NW5 4BN London

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