Craft: Natural Dyeing

Ref: C3533531

During this course, we will look at how to make dyes from natural sources including plants and fruits, as well as rust and Indigo. Consider what mordants are and their uses. Know what eco printing is and how to achieve prints onto fabric using natural materials

Course aim

To introduce students to the basics of dyeing fabrics and yarn using natural materials such as vegetables and plants

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Select suitable plant material to make a dye from
  • Know what a mordant is and how to use it
  • Understand the health and safety requirements when dyeing with natural dyes
  • Know how to make and use and Indigo vat
  • Know what is meant by eco printing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A resources list will be available before the relevant sessions

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Craft: Natural Dyeing


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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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