Textile Art - Botanical Dyeing for Beginners

Ref: C2345659

This beginners course will give you opportunities to practise different techniques of Botanical Dyeing. Expanding your knowledge and developing your confidence in applying methods to your own artwork. You will learn how textile artists use basic plant dye techniques in their work. You will learn how to evaluate your own and others work to improve. You will find out about local communities and social media networks in which you may consider participating.

Course aim

Create colourful natural Botanical Plant Dyes to use on natural fabrics. Develop your skills practicing different techniques and experimental samples. You will also learn about key textile artists and their work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • experiment with different plants and herbs and spices to produce dyes
  • be able to control the depth of colour in dyeing natural fabrics
  • You will be able to recognise how textile artists use natural and botanical dyes
  • your will be able to progress on to further studies of botanical dyeing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

In this practical course you will you will need to supply your own fabrics and dye materials - practical class. Full guidance and websites for resources and alternatives found in your household can be used too! we may use photographic process called Cyanotype too!.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Textile Art - Botanical Dyeing for Beginners


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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