Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Spend a peaceful day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning about dyeing with natural plant & tree bark dyes.
Fay will take you on a walk through the woods to identify potential dye plants – none will be picked on the day as Bradfield Woods is a nature reserve and site of special interest, but you will learn how to identify the plants that you can pick sustainably yourselves elsewhere. You will then dye a selection of wool skeins to take home with you based on materials brought in by Fay.
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.