Natural dyeing using native plants - intermediate level - Sat 1 August

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Hand dyed skeins by Fay Jones

Event details

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join popular local craftswoman Fay Jones for a more in depth look at natural dyeing.

You will learn about solar tie dyeing with tree dyes, experiment with over dyeing colours, discover how to produce 5 different colours from one dye bath and different dyes from the same plant. There will be a short walk to collect materials for 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!

Materials will be provided at an extra cost of £10, to be paid to Fay on the day.

Click on this link to check out Fay's wonderful craft work: https://www.facebook.com/wildpicusviridis

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

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.

Venue location

Lackford Lakes, Lackford,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP28 6HX

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Tel: 01473 890089
Date
Saturday 1st August 2015
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Price / Donation
£35 + £10 for materials on the day
Audience
Adults
Category
Adult course
Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Lackford Lakes, Lackford,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP28 6HX
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no dogs please
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Tel: 01473 890089