Introduction to Natural Dyeing using Onion Skins – 11th July
11th July, 11-12noon
Many people have been affected in different ways by the Covid lockdown. Especially in these times, we want to offer accessible first-grade environmental education to our community, whilst still giving local craftspeople and educators paid employment. For this reason, we’re operating a pay as you feel system with a minimum price that covers only the materials, and a suggested donation that varies by workshop. Find more below.
After the success of our onion dyeing workshop, we’ll offer this fun session for famillies! Join in on this fun creative online project and learn how natural dyes can be used to upcycle your wardrobe, as well as finding creative ways to repurpose food waste. On this course you will learn how to create your own dye bath using onion skins, as well as be introduced to the basics of natural dyeing.
Upon signing up to this course, you will receive a set of instructions on how to make your very own dye bath at home, as well as receiving a beginner’s guide to natural dyeing.
You will also be invited to join Hannah Scott, Textile Designer and Artist from Remode Collective, online for an hour’s interactive workshop where we will collectively tie dye our fabric using our pre-prepared dye baths. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during this time as well as meet other participants and share your story and experiences with one another.
You will be asked to prepare your dye bath in advance of our online workshop date. Please do this 1 or 2 days in advance.
You will need to following equipment:
- Fabric for dyeing: Choose to dye either a length of fabric or a cotton t-shirt. You want ideally to use a white or light coloured fabric made from natural materials such as silk or cotton.
- 1 x medium/large sized pot for dyeing ideally stainless steel.
- A medium size bucket/container for soaking fabric inRed or Yellow Onion skins: You want a lot of these to ensure you get a good colour! Use either red, yellow or both for different colours.
- Rubber elastic bands for tie dyeing.
Thicker bands work better as thinner ones sometimes snap when exposed to heat. You can also use string/ yarn/ wool as alternatives.
- Sieve for straining or an old disused dishcloth.
- Metal Spoon for stirring your dye pot / fabric once in the dye bath
- Access to a hob / kitchen stove: This is for heating up and creating your dye bath.
For this workshop we usually charge £10. The minimum price is £1 to ensure participation, with a suggested donation between £5-£10. Any money raised over operational costs is reinvested into the charity and helps us improve the croft for all – not for profit.
Our payment system is still a bit clunky. We’re working on an update!
- If you want to pay £1, enter pay1 as a discount code.
- If you want to pay £3, enter pay3 as a discount code.
- If you want to pay £5, enter pay5 as a discount code.
- If you want to pay £7, enter pay7 as a discount code.
- If you want to pay £10, simply buy the workshop without discount 🙂
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes