Colourful Castle Cloth

Calendar Icon Thu 25 Jul 2024 - Thu 25 Jul 2024
Clock 11:00 - 16:00
Tag £2.50
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About

Explore nature’s paint palette and make natural dyes sourced from Pontefract Castle‘s medieval herb garden!


Learn how woad and other plants from the medieval garden created colourful cloths, in this dyeing demonstration and workshop.


Watch as woad from the medieval herb garden is turned into a dye to make beautiful blues.


Learn what parts go together to make a dye and fix it. Test different natural dyes and cloths – what colours can you make?


Choose your favourite natural colour and make a unique headband or wristband.*


This workshop is designed for teenagers aged 12 to 16. Accompanying adults are welcome, but not essential.


* Wear something you don’t mind getting dye on!


 


Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Book your tickets

Colourful Castle Cloth

25th July 2024
11:00 - 13:00
25th July 2024
14:00 - 16:00

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH

Phone

01977723440

Email

castles@wakefield.gov.uk