Sat 10 Sep 2022 - Sat 10 Sep 2022


11:00 - 16:00


£55.00 - £55.00

Create your own fabric swatch collection by experimenting with natural colourings from sources such as plants, flowers and vegetables. You will use a variety of materials (cotton, linen, organic bamboo silk, wool) to prepare for the natural dyeing process.

Get stuck in exploring the vast range of colours that you can create using various processes and techniques such as dye baths, with step-by-step guidance from your teaching artist. The skills you gain from this workshop will allow you to continue developing your dyeing practice at home.

Tutor: Michaela Lesayová

Michaela Lesayová is a multi-disciplinary Artist who specialises in exploring nature and her relationship with it through different media, her senses and intuitive approaches. Alongside her work with textiles and natural dyes, she also experiments with botanical inks mixed with other media (watercolours, inks) in her paintings and she has a long-standing film photography practice with focus on engaging with the natural world in the past few years.

Find out more about Michaela and her work via her Instagram: @___livingwell

Who is the workshop for?

This course is suitable for adults who are curious about natural colour and natural dyeing techniques. Complete beginners are welcome to learn natural dyeing skills from scratch, as well as natural dyeing enthusiasts who would like a refresher to improve their existing skills.

Do I need to bring anything?

We will provide a selection of textile material swatches and natural resources to make the dye baths from. If you have any small natural fabric pieces to try you may wish to bring these. You are also welcome to bring natural sources such as onion skins, avocado skins and stones, turmeric etc and if we have time during the workshop to try them we can do. We recommend you wear clothes which can get dirty or bring an apron. Gloves will be provided. You also may like to bring a notebook or sketchbook with you to take notes and store your colour swatches.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date.

Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable, as are any donations submitted alongside a ticket payment. Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day. In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.

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