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

- Please contact us if you are interested in attending this workshop on wildlearning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org
Our operations are restricted due to Covid-19 working practices and we may look to reschedule this workshop. Thank you for your understanding. 

During the day, 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.

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact: wildlearning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Please note that your booking is non-refundable and we run all our courses based on a minimum number of participants. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

If any of the courses you wish to attend are full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of future opportunities or add your name to a reserve list. You can contact us on: info@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or Tel: 01473 890 089.

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.



£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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