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In this video workshop, I'll teach you how to print fabric with plants and dye with Japanese indigo leaves.
You'll be able to confidently begin your own projects even if you've never done any natural dyeing before.
This course includes four video workshops for your homegrown dye plants.
You'll learn how to:
🌼 bundle dye silk with dried flowers
🌸 bundle dye cotton with fresh flowers
🍃 hammer plants onto cloth
🌿 grow Japanese indigo and dye with the leaves using the salt-rub method
In addition to the videos above, there are written instructions showing you how to:
🌱 prewash and/or scour your fabric.
🌱 choose the right mordant for you -- decide between soya milk as a binder, and aluminium sulphate/acetate/lactate.
🌱 mordant your fabric -- there are recipes for cellulose fibres (e.g. cotton and linen) and silk.
🌱 wash & care for naturally-dyed clothing.
This course perfectly complements my book Grow Your Own Colour!
✨ These are fun projects that you can enjoy with family & friends – people of all ages will love them! How about hosting a garden craft party?!
✨ You don't need to wait until you've grown your own blooms – buy dried flowers and begin bundle dyeing right away. The course includes a list of shops that sell dried dye flowers (worldwide).
✨ The results from the projects are instant. They're a great way to dip your toes into natural dyeing and experience stunning results!
This course is for you if you’d like to learn how to…
✔️ Dye with fresh and dried flowers
✔️ Dye with fresh indigo leaves
✔️ Make gentle and organic patterns on cloth
This course isn’t for you if you’d like to know how to...
❌ Turn your fresh leaves into an indigo vat. This course demonstrates a fresh leaf method using salt, where you rub the leaves into fabric.
Why I made this course...
I’ve just written and self-published a book called Grow Your Own Colour where I show you how to start a dye garden. In the book, I share various projects for your homegrown colour.
I decided to bring the book to life and turned four of the projects into videos for you!
Every summer, I'm asked several times a week, "How can I get started with bundle dyeing?!" Well, this video course gives you everything you need to know to get started -- and lots more!
Join me in my studio where I show you how to dye with garden plants. I hope these videos inspire you to grow your own colour and dye with your plants!