NATURAL DYE COURSE
A NATURAL DYE COURSE: 4 hours tuition - Natural Dyeing is using roots, flowers, berries, leaves, fruits, seeds, bark, heartwood, nut kernels or anything that grows to obtain a colour on woollen fibre or yarn. The course can be specific so we could use 3 natural dyestuffs indigenous to the UK OR use 3 different natural dyestuffs from hotter climates. Before dyeing, the fibre needs to be mordanted (fixed) so that the dye is fixed into the fibre and not just a stain that will wash out. You will be shown how to use 3 different mordants, according to your requirements. The mordanting and dyeing procedure will be fully explained, as well as health and safety issues addressed.