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Natural Dyes with Jane Deane

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


We will be dyeing protein fibres today.  Protein fibres are those that come from animal sources: wool, silk, mohair,etc.

During the morning session we will mordant our yarns/fabric for dyeing and also use a substantive dye, one that dyes without the need for a mordant. We will also start an experiment using time to exhaust different colours from the same dyebath.

In the afternoon we will dye our freshly mordanted, washed and rinsed yarn/fabric in a range of dyes that do need a mordant. By the end of the day, we should have a range of colours to admire.

The course fee will include full tuition, fibre pack for each participant and all dyes, mordants, assistants and other essentials.  We will also provide tea, coffee and a light lunch.

Read more about Jane here