Introduction to Natural Dyeing using native plants - Sat 27 June

Sat, 27/06/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Sat, 27/06/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Spend a peaceful day in the woods with popular local craftswoman, Fay Jones.  The complete beginner's guide to dyeing with native plants. Learn how to identify suitable dye plants on a walk around this beautiful ancient woodland, gathering material to use later in the day

Fay first learnt about dyeing when she was a Tudor re-enactor at Kentwell Hall. She has built up an eclectic knowledge of native dye plants and, being trained in countryside management, she has been able to identify plants listed in various dye books and learn where is best to seek them out!

Learn the basics of preparing a dye bath and selecting suitable mordants and modifiers. You will dye a selection of samples and larger skeins of wool which you can then use to make a selection of simple decorative braids in the afternoon.

Materials will be provided at an extra cost of £10, to be paid on the day. These include two types of braiding tool, fibre and fabric samples, mordants and large skeins of wool which you will be able to take home with you at the end of the day.

Click on this link to check out Fay's wonderful craft work:

As some of the time will be spent outdoors please come suitably prepared for the weather with warm, waterproof clothing and stout footwear.

Please bring:
A packed lunch
A basket or trug
Notepad and pen
A camera if you wish

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and are included in the price, but please bring any extra drinks you may require when out in the woods.

Venue location

Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP30 0AQ

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Saturday 27th June 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 27 June
Price / Donation
£35 + £10 for materials on the day
Suitable for All Ages
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Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP30 0AQ
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Tel: 01473 890089