Natural Dyes


Two Day Course

Debbie Munro

1 October 2020 to 2 October 2020

£112 two day course

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This course will be of interest to those who want to identify and forgae for natural dye materials.

This is a course for beginners where we will forage for our own dye materials from the gardens and grounds of Dillington House. We will prepare the materials to be dyed using mordants and make up dye baths on the first day.

We return on the second day and begin vat dyeing. Students will learn how to dip and ombre dye, how exhausts and modifiers work and the range of colours that can be produced from a single dye bath. It gives a basis to build skills including steam leaf printing, overdyeing and using waste materials.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.

Tutor information

Debbie Munro has been fascinated with fibre and colour for as long as she can remember. Debbie designs her own patterns and paint range of yarn that has been enjoyed across the world. Debbie has taught dye, spinning and knitting workshops and skills on live television, at national shows, such as The Knitting and Stitching Show and in her studio in Ilminster (The Lace Knittery). Debbie has been dyeing using natural materials for over a decade and enjoys the changing colour palette throughout the year.

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.