Shropshire Council

Late summer dyes from the countryside

Event details

  • Price: £65
  • Topics: Textiles

Take a basket and wander through our meadows, investigate the hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material in season. Berries and barks, roots fruits and flowers all provide wonderful natural ingredients. Participants will prepare dye baths of glowing natural colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home.

The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history collection.

You will need to bring rubber gloves and an apron.

Tutor: Janet Bradley

Janet has many years of experience in the art of natural dyeing, and her knowledge of local plants and the history behind them is extensive.

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