Natural dyeing and shibori
This full day of learning about natural dyes is split into two 3 hour sessions.
In the morning session you will learn about natural dyes (plant fibres and extracts), alum and iron mordants and modifiers/assistants and the equipment you need to set up your own natural dyeing experiments. You will also learn shibori binding techniques. You will be working with silk, cotton and wool fabrics.
In the afternoon session you will use natural plant dyes over-dyed with indigo, mordants and modifiers to produce a sample book containing a range of colours on silk, cotton and wool fabrics. (Sample book included).
The dyes used will be tansy, madder, myrobalan and indigo.
We will also use an additional *mystery* dye to achieve another colour!
You will get a hardback sample book to take home with you.
Limited to 4 attendees.
The Village Haberdashery
6, Hardy Building,
West Hampstead Square,