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Natural Dye Retreat with Julia Billings
Jun
28
to Jul 1

Natural Dye Retreat with Julia Billings

Join horticulturist and plant dyer Julia Billings for a weekend-long intensive on transferring the colours found in natural dyes onto yarn and fabric… Set outside at Gartur Stitch Farm and full of practical skill-building and joyful exploration, it should give you the skills and confidence to develop your own dye practice!

We’ll cover all the steps involved in dyeing; exploring the potential of the flora found in our landscape and our pantries and sourcing exotic, traditional dyestuffs; preparing and mordanting fibre; setting up and working with both a dyebath and an indigo vat; overdyeing to create complex colours; keeping records of dye experiments; safe dyeing practice and other tips for dyeing with plants and other natural materials.

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Natural Dye Retreat with Julia Billings
Sep
20
to Sep 23

Natural Dye Retreat with Julia Billings

Join horticulturist and plant dyer Julia Billings for a weekend-long intensive on transferring the colours found in natural dyes onto yarn and fabric… Set outside at Gartur Stitch Farm and full of practical skill-building and joyful exploration, it should give you the skills and confidence to develop your own dye practice!

We’ll cover all the steps involved in dyeing; exploring the potential of the flora found in our landscape and our pantries and sourcing exotic, traditional dyestuffs; preparing and mordanting fibre; setting up and working with both a dyebath and an indigo vat; overdyeing to create complex colours; keeping records of dye experiments; safe dyeing practice and other tips for dyeing with plants and other natural materials.

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Local Colour with Julia Billings of Woollenflower
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Local Colour with Julia Billings of Woollenflower

Join horticulturist and craftsperson Julia Billings in a full-day workshop on the essentials of transferring colours found in plants onto (fabric and) yarn. We will cover the key aspects of natural dyeing: fibre preparation and mordanting, sourcing dyestuffs, the various steps involved in preparing and working with a natural dyebath, safe dyeing practice, over-dyeing to create complex colours, keeping records of dye experiments and other tips for dyeing with plants and other natural materials. This workshop has a special focus on finding dye materials in the local landscape and we'll be exploring the dye potential of the flora found both on the farm and in the kitchen pantry.

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