Shropshire Council

Event : 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.

Please 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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