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Natural Dye with Claire Benn

I am thrilled to be welcoming Claire Benn to the barn to teach Natural Dye techniques.
The perfect five day introduction for those who are new to dyeing with plants on cellulose fibres. Suitable for beginners

Having studied with Michel Garcia, and undertaken a great deal of sampling and exploration using his methods, Claire now uses natural dyes to achieve plain whole cloth and cloth with imagery through the use of surface design techniques with mordants.

This workshop will be tailored for the use of natural dyes on cellulose fibres only. The workshop will also introduce indigo using the Garcia ‘1-2-3’ method; a sustainable, organic indigo vat which is environmentally friendly, easy to use and incredibly easy to maintain – a vat which can last years – if not indefinitely!

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Technical Information

The cost of the workshop includes all the dyes and mordants, however, it does not include the fabric you will need. On booking I will send you an information list from Claire of what will be needed.
You will need to scour your cloth before arriving (even if it is PDF (prepared for dying) and I will again send you detailed instructions on how to do this - it isn't difficult!
Claire will be sending to you directly some gallic tannin in order to pre-treat the cloth about two weeks prior to the workshop. There will be detailed instructions - it's easy so no need to wory!

There is plenty of free parking in the courtyard.

You will need to bring a packed lunch with you.

As the studio has a concrete floor I find it useful to wear comfortable thick soled shoes like trainers or fit flops!

Delivery Information

Our delivery costs are based on the weight of your order.
The delivery charge will show up when you are signed into your account or are checking out as a guest.

UK Delivery:

0g – 250g - £1.95
250g – 700g -  £2.99
700g -  5kg - £4.99

For orders over £80 there is free postage and packaging.
For international shipping please contact us for cost.


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