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Hand dyeing workshops

Nature's Beautiful Blues - an introduction to natural indigo and woad dyeing

Explore the fascinating technique of vat dyeing necessary to use natural blue dyes such as indigo and woad. Learn how to set up and maintain a simple indigo vat, try your hand at overdyeing and produce a gorgeous array of dyed samples.

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for those who have some dyeing experience but would like to try vat dyeing using indigo and woad dyeing.

All materials are provided and you will go home with a lovely range of colour samples and a head buzzing with exciting ideas for experimenting with colour!

All materials, tea and coffee are included but please bring a packed lunch.

Venue: The Scout Hall, Woodbourne Road, Sale, Cheshire

How to get there: The hall is accessible by public transport, being a short walk from Brooklands metrolink station and with regular buses from Manchester City Centre and surrounding areas. The hall is a short drive from the M56 and is close to the M60 and M62. We will send you full details with your booking confirmation.

If you have any questions or would like further details please email Debbie by clicking here or give her a call on 0161 718 3818.

Natural indigo and products dyed with indigo - photograph copyright Michele Wipplinger

Left: Indigo powder
Right: Indigo chunks
Background: yarn, buttons and fabric dyed with Indigo

Copyright 2003, 2004
Michele Wipplinger

Yarn dyed with indigo and woad

Yarn dyed with indigo and woad

Indigo vat - copyright Victoria Jeffery and reproduced with kind permission - thanks Vicky :-)

copyright Victoria Jeffery and reproduced with kind permission - thanks Vicky :-)

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