Enjoy a lovely informal day, on a one day introductory course exploring the fascinating alchemy of natural dyeing in a beautiful part of the Welsh countryside. The Textile Farm is nestled within the Brechfa Forest, a perfect location for a short break or holiday away from it all. Offering 3 acres of land to work from, it is the perfect place to understand the concept from field to coloured fibre, yarn or cloth.
Understand the processes involved with hands on experience, full notes will be given to take away too. Explore the role of natural mordants, create your own dyebaths from plants, dried and fresh and plant extracts. Visually see the magic happen when applying heat, manipulating the ph and using other modifiers such as iron baths. Create your own unique colour palettes on a variety of fibres.
This an exciting oppportunity to go on a journey of exploration, experimentation and discovery in a small friendly relaxed group. There will be plenty of time to engage with the farm, learning about the cultivation of the plants and getting to know the individual animals.
The workshop runs from 10 - 4pm with a home prepared lunch. Refreshments will be available throughout the day with all materials and equipment included. No previous experience is necessary.