Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop

You will learn the basics of how to prepare and maintain an Indigo dye vat. We will use 2 or 3 different Indigo vats, a Indigo/Fructose, an Indigo/Henna and an Indigo/Iron vat. You will have the opportunity to dye linen and cotton fabrics with the Indigo vats and experience the subtle difference between the different Indigo vats.

We will cover some Shibori resist dye methods using traditional Japanese knotting and stitching techniques for adding additional patterning to the dyed fabrics. You will go away with an Indigo dyed cotton scarf or towel, a cotton market bag and hand dyed cotton and linen fabric samples.

All dyes and course materials will be provided.
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course length: approx. 6 hours
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Course Fee: £125
Materials Fee: £35
Total £150

2 persons £250
Students: £135

I have a small studio space so can only accomodate up to 2 participants at a time.
Please Note:
Due to recent illness, dye workshops will resume again in April.

Dye Flora Plant Dyes Workshop
50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop

Craft Courses Indigo Dye Workshop

Dye Flora Plant Dyes Workshop

You will learn the basics of how to dye cellulose fibres: e.g linen and cotton with traditional and locally sourced plant dyes. Cellulose fibres require different mordant preparations than wool, and take longer to dye than protein fibres. This workshop is a bit longer in length than most of the other workshops that I offer, in order to allow sufficient time for the mordant and dye processes. This plant dye course is designed for the beginner.
The workshop will include dyes such as Madder (oranges and pinks) Weld (yellow) and Indigo (blue) as well as other plant dyes (Birch bark, elderberry, alkanet) and other dye plants that are in season and have been sourced locally. We will cover information about how to safely use different mordants suitable for plant fibres, how to collect local dye plants and how to prepare a mordant and plant dye bath.

You will go away with a plant dyed cotton towel or dyed cotton market bag, and several fabric dye swatches of linen and cotton materials or dyed yarn samples.

All dyes and course materials will be provided. Please do not bring along your own fabrics.
If you wish to learn how to dye wool and other protein fibres with natural plant dyes, please contact me for more information.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course length: approx. 7 hours
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Course Fee: £150
Materials Fee: £25
Total: £175

Student Rate: £150

I can offer a slight discount for 2 participants.
Total cost: £285

My studio space and dye pots are small so I am only able to accomodate up to 2 participants per class.
Please Note:
Due to recent illness Dye workshops will resume in April.

Plant Dyed Cotton / Linen
Plant Dyed Cotton / Linen

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop
Craft Courses Dye Workshop

Natural Dyed Cotton Yarns
Natural Dyed Cotton Yarns

Please visit my Etsy shop to see a selection of my natural dyed yarns.

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
Learn how to create your own unique colour palette using 3 prime colours. You will learn how to use environmentally friendly acid based dyes and how to mix colours to get the shade that you want. In this workshop we will work with the 3 prime colours, Magenta, Yellow and Cyan, to create 50 new shades of colour.
This workshop is designed for the beginner dyer. The dyes that we use are suitable for wool, silk and other protein fibres. If you wish to dye cotton or linen yarns, these require a different type of dye such as Procion MX and this workshop would not be suitable for you.
You will dye approximately 200 grams of wool yarn that can be used for knitting, crochet, tapestry weaving or other craft projects.

50 Shades of Colour
50 Shades of Colour

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
Course Length: 4 hours
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course Fee: £60
Materials Fee: £15
Total Cost: £75
2 persons: £130

It generally takes about 4 hours to dye all of the colours, but this time can vary depending on the dye baths.

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers the cost of the yarns and dyes required for the workshop.

I have developed my own range of acid dyes for all of my dyework. If you like the colours and how the dyes work, Paivatar Acid Dyes will be available for sale after the workshop.

50 Shades Dye Baths
50 Shades Dye Baths

All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of my workshops.

If these dates are not convenient for you, please contact me to arrange another time.

Dye Flora Beginner Plant Dyes Workshop
Shibori Indigo Dye Workshop

Hand Spinning Workshops
Feltmaking Workshops
Craft Courses.com

Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
Learn how to create your own unique colour palette using 3 prime colours. You will learn how to use environmentally friendly acid based dyes and how to mix colours to get the shade that you want. In this workshop we will work with the 3 prime colours, Magenta, Yellow and Cyan, to create 50 new shades of colour. This workshop is designed for the beginner dyer.
You will dye approximately 100 grams of yarn that can be used for knitting, crochet, tapestry weaving or other craft projects.

50 Shades of Colour
50 Shades of Colour

Course Length: 4 hours
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Course Fee: £60.00
Materials Fee: £15.00
Total Fee £75.00 (1 person)
2 persons: £130.00

It generally takes about 4 hours to dye all of the colours, but this time can vary depending on the dye baths.

I use my own range of dyes for all of my dyework. If you like the colours and how they work, Paivatar Dye Kits will be available for sale after the workshop.

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.

50 Shades of Colour Dye Workshop
50 Shades of Colour
50 Shades Dye Baths
50 Shades Dye Baths

All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Hand Spinning Workshops

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ
Mobile: 075 4027 7705
Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com