The Natural Dye Workshop

I'm delighted to be taking part in the Maiwa School of Textiles 10-week online dyeing workshop! This incredibly well-supported course takes you through dyeing with wool, silk, cotton, linen and hemp using a variety of natural dyes.

Although I have been studying and practising using plant dyes since 2018, I thought this course was too good to miss.  And I was right!  Already we have learnt how Maiwa scour and mordant both protein and cellulose fibres, and also how to organise your studio.

Here are a few pictures from the first dye bathes, namely marigold and madder on the right on grey and cream undyed yarns from Uist Wool in the Outer Hebrides. Next up will be Himalayan Rhubarb and Eastern Brazilwood!

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