Introduction to Bundle Dyeing Workshop


Day course

Flora Arbuthnott

28 February 2021

£73 includes materials

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Learn how to create beautiful patterns and prints on fabric using flowers, leaves, roots, and barks through a binding and steaming process. An overview of what natural dye plants you can grow in your garden or find in the hedgerow, working with processes that give strong and long-lasting colour.

Explore different mordants and modifiers you can make and use for a variety of effects. Over dyeing bundles with indigo to give more variety of colour, watching colours transform in the indigo dye vat.

We will make a series of sample pieces, exploring the effects of different dye plants, before creating some larger pieces at the end of the day.

No fancy equipment needed – everything you learn you will be able to do at home.

All materials included. 50cm width of silk, fabric samples, all the plants dyes mordants and modifiers you need.

Tutor information

Flora Arbuthnott is a natural dyer, grower, and forager. Exploring the land through gathering wild dye plants, fungi, lichen, and algae, as well as growing plants to produce a variety of vibrant colours using non toxic plant based processes. Flora loves to be out on the land observing and learning from the wild plants that grow around us as well as growing her own.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.