In this hands-on workshop, Isobel will teach you how to naturally dye using plant material. You will then have the opportunity to experiment with natural dyeing with various seasonal dye baths yourself and take home your own dyed textile piece from the workshop.
This workshop will include a walk around the grounds and garden at Sissinghurst where Isobel will introduce you to plant material that could be used for dyeing whilst also explaining how to forage sustainably.
Ticket holders can also enjoy refreshments during the workshop and access to the garden and collection spaces after the event has finished.
Natural dyeing is a slow, sustainable craft that uses natural materials to yield extraordinary dyes to colour textiles. This is an ancient craft practiced for millennia.
Working with plants in this way forges a beautiful connection and appreciation for your surroundings and the seasons. Whether using bark, flowers, nuts or berries, there are few limitations to the material on offer for plant dyeing.
About the artist: Isobel Spence is a natural dyer, forager and gardener, whose work aims to inspire and reconnect people to land through the slow and simple stories of the seasons.
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- Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
- Meeting point
Please meet outside Visitor Reception to sign in.
- What to bring and wear
This event is partially outside. Please ensure you have checked the weather forecast before attending.
Please note that the practical part of this workshop takes place upstairs in the Granary Restaurant.
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