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Natural Dyeing and Foraging Workshop
7 July @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm£120
Learn to create beautiful vibrant colours from plants using materials from your kitchen and local environment. This is a practical and hands-on workshop is for craftspeople who are curious about sustainable and traditional approaches to creating colour with protein-based fibres such as wool. The day begins with an optional foraging expedition to explore and collect the plants that you will later use for dyeing.
Join textiles and colour explorer, Liz Baltesz, for this fascinating all-day workshop, to learn the basics of identifying plants for dyeing, preparing wool and other fibres, using mordants, extracting dyes and making a dye bath, extending the range of colours with modifiers and over-dyeing.
About the teacher
Liz Baltesz has been knitting for over 50 years. She loves playing with colour and is fascinated by creating fabric and experimenting with pattern and form. Her colourwork journey began by learning to knit fairisle as a teenager. In the 1980s she discovered the bolder more experimental designs of Kaffe Fasset and her work began to draw on the relationship between textile design and patterns found in ceramics, tapestry and the built enviroment.