Exploring Tree Dyes and Tannins at Bradfield Woods

Dyed wool courtesy of Fay Jones

Exploring Tree Dyes and Tannins at Bradfield Woods

Spend a day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning about dyeing with our native trees.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the Green Oak Centre just inside wood


A static map of Exploring Tree Dyes and Tannins at Bradfield Woods

About the event

Celebrate autumn by exploring the wonderful range of subtle warm and earthy hues that can be achieved by dyeing with tree barks. Discover the colours hidden away inside the trees of Bradfield woods and use them to dye some test skeins and samplers to take home with you.
Enjoy the surrounding of these ancient woods and relax with some simple braiding techniques or tree twine making while the dye pots are simmering.

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.


Please come suitably prepared for the British weather and wear stout walking shoes or boots.

Please bring:

  • A basket, trug or bag.
  • A mug
  • 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.

Please note that your booking is non-refundable. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

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.

Covid-19  Important information:

On arrival at our site and throughout the event, please observe government guidance on social interactions.
Sanitising hand gel will be available for you to use at any point during the session, should you wish to. 
If you or a member of your household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate, you must not attend the session.
All equipment used on the day will be cleaned after each session or placed into quarantine following government recommendations. All facilities and frequently touched surfaced will be thoroughly cleaned after each event



£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
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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