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Natural Plant Dyes

A workshop for Forest School practitioners

Mentored by

Sussex FSA

Organisation links
Location address: Brighton, BN45 7DE
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Natural dyes workshop £16.50
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
Come and join us to learn all about working with natural dyes. Fiona Eastwood will lead the workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Saddlescombe farm, just at the bottom of Devil's Dyke. The workshop will explore how to dye with locally grown traditional dyeing plants, such as madder and woad, as well as some foraged plants. There will be a list of suggestions for plant material to forage and we are planning to do some foraging too. You'll also have a go at creating patterns using shibori dyeing techniques; a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, bunching, or bundling fabric. There will also be time to explore the dye garden of Saddlescombe farm. Tea and coffee will be available. Please bring your own pack lunch. Fiona will have some natural yarn for sale for anyone interested in knitting/weaving. Payment in cash please, sorry no card reader available. Fiona's Instagram is fiona_eastwood, if you want to check out her work. We're dyeing to see you there!!
About your mentor
Sussex FSA
Support network for local Forest Schools
Sussex FSA is the local cluster group affiliated to the National Forest School Association. We are passionate about supporting those who deliver Forest School within our local schools and communities across Sussex. Along with the networking events, we also hold CPD courses throughout the year. Sussex is a very large county and we try our hardest to hold events county wide, to ensure that as many people as possible can access them.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn how to use traditional natural dyeing plants
Aim 2
Learn to forage for plants for the purpose of making natural dyes
Aim 3
Learn how to create patterns using Shibori techniques
Pricing information
Ticket nameNatural dyes workshop
Where we'll be
Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, West Sussex, BN45 7DE
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

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