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An Afternoon for Two

Celebrating Dye Practices

  • 120 British pounds
  • Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea

What to expect...

Step into the magical greenhouse for an afternoon of enchantment with botanical blooms. In this introductory workshop we will be discovering the basics of making and using organic natural dyes. You will receive guidance in designing a stunning collection of naturally dyed sample fabrics for crafting projects and developing your practice at home. With the language we create you will begin to understand methods of mordanting and pre-treating your fabrics, creating simple designs with colours of the earth, plus techniques such as: - Steam bundle dyeing - Shibori resist dyeing - Contact printing - Experimenting with pH modifiers This course will take a traditional approach using seasonal plants and food waste recipes. We will be working with 100% natural fibres, including cotton muslin cloth and raw calico and only using non-toxic mineral mordants such as alum and iron. (If you'd like to bring along an item of clothing to dye please make sure it is a natural cotton or linen and it will need to be dropped to me at the studio 48 hours before our session) These gentle afternoons will include herbal tea, activities to capture your imagination while we wait for our brew and opportunity to reflect on all of the creative possibilities together. Parking at the Gower Heritage Centre is included and you are welcome to explore the museum and surrounding ancient woodland or the beautiful Three Cliff Bay once you are finished. If you can't see a date that suits you or have any specific requests, please contact your botanical artist Stacey Keay:

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact me 24 hours in advance.

Contact Details

  • Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea


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