Natural Dyes


Residential 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.