Dyed wool courtesy of Fay Jones

Natural dyeing using native plants at Bradfield Woods

Spend a peaceful day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning about dyeing with natural plants.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the Green Oak Centre just inside wood


A static map of Natural dyeing using native plants at Bradfield Woods

About the event

Fay will show you the best plants to use for natural dyeing and you will draw on them to dye a selection of wool skeins to take home with you.

While the dye pots are simmering, you will learn different braiding techniques and enjoy refreshments in this lovely setting. Suitable for complete beginners.

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 their identification.

Click on this link to check out Fay's wonderful craft work, including carved wooden tools, spoons, felted and knitted animals and woven hearts.


As some of the time will be spent outdoors please come suitably prepared for the British weather and wear stout walking shoes or boots.

Please bring:

  • A basket or trug
  • Notepad and pen
  • A camera if you wish
  • A picnic lunch

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served throughout the day and are included in the price.



£60 per person (includes £10 materials cost)

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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