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Natural Dye Workshop

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About the event

Join artist Lyndsey McDougall at the Folk Museum for this interactive workshop, introducing you to the world of natural dyes and the tools and skills required to prepare and dye linen.

Natural materials have been used to dye textiles in Ireland for centuries. A range of colours could be derived from diverse organic sources such as lichens, plants, flowers, berries, vegetables and roots, amongst others. Linen has been cultivated in Ireland since the 11th Century, and would often have been dyed using these natural materials.

During this workshop, Lyndsey will guide you around the Folk Museum as you forage for plants to make dyes from. Learn how to prepare your linen and create a dye bath. You will get to take home two small pieces of naturally dyed linen and a few dye bath recipes!

Where is it taking place?

153 Bangor Road

Who is this suitable for?

Ages 16+

All materials will be provided and no previous experience is necessary.

When is it taking place?

Saturday 12th August, 2pm-5pm

Price and do you need to book?

£20, booking required. Book your space here.

Contact details

T: 028 9042 8428





Additional information

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Lyndsey McDougall

Starts: Sat 12 Aug at 2:00 pm

Ends: Sat 12 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £20