About the event
Learn about sustainability in textiles, and immerse yourself in the absorbing and enjoyable world of natural dyeing. Lucy will take you on a short guided walk along the nearby river Suir to gather wild plant materials to make dye.
In this workshop she will explain the process of dyeing linens and cottons which is a little different to working with wools and silk. Participants will learn how to prepare the fabrics/yarns and will create a dye bath from plants. Everyone will do some dyeing in the afternoon & try out some colour alterations, and will go home with their own dyed cloth/yarn, as well as feel confident to do some natural dyeing in the future. Notes and mid morning refreshments will be provided!
All materials will be provided. Please wear old clothes in case of splashes and suitable clothing eg sun hat, rain wear as applicable!
Where is it taking place?
26 Castle St
Who is it suitable for?
Adults and 16+
Ages 12 to 16 may join if accompanied by an adult. (12 to 16 half price)
There is a wheelchair assessable toilet in the gallery, as well as in the nearby river car park. Class unsuitable for wheelchair users due to dye pot height
When is it taking place?
Saturday August 5th, 10am to 4pm
Price & do you need to book?
€90. There are a limited number of places. Please book by emailing email@example.com
+353 86 0756448
Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Visual Artists Ireland
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.