November 27, 2021 3 min read
Learn how to hand dye yarn with natural dyes, or develop your skills, on our craft courses in our FelinFach Dye Studio. Located in the north Pembrokeshire countryside, our hands-on, practical craft courses are held in a purpose designed Dye Studio. There is a beauty and depth of colour to natural dyes that becomes more beautiful with age. Hand dyed colours, dyed with natural dyes may be repeated but they can never be exactly the same - part of the beauty of a handmade product!
All the yarn and scarves for sale on this website have been hand dyed with natural dyes by the Tutor of these craft courses and workshops - Hand Dyed Yarn - Hand Dyed Scarves. See Feature in The Knitter magazine on hand dyeing and craft courses in the FelinFach Dye Studio - Click here...
Each of our natural dyeing craft courses have one Tutor and a maximum number of six students. We guarantee to hold each workshop irrespective of the number of students unless there is some unavoidable reason to cancel.
We currently are offerings three craft courses and workshops from February to December 2022. Click on the links below for more details.
Your craft course tutor will guide you through the basic principles, theory and practice of traditional natural dyeing using professional natural dye extracts, for example, madder, cutch, logwood and others. Your Tutor will take you through the steps of natural dyeing from start to finish as well as creating the foundations for more advanced processes. The craft course includes includes all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment including aprons and gloves.
You will take away from the workshop a number of skeins of yarn or cellulose fibres that you have personally dyed. You will also have your Dye Journal Notebook and a file of information covering what you have learnt during the day. You will also be entitled to Post Workshop email support, see below.
Taking in so much in a one-day workshop can sometimes be daunting - so to help you turn your workshop learning into practice, our workshops include 30 days post workshop email support to make sure your practical experience turns into natural dyeing at home.
Gift Cards are also available - a gift card for a craft course or workshop is a wonderful gift for a friend and let them choose the best date for them. (Gift cards are not time limited). Click here to buy a Gift Card.
Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products, all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartans, Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All Things Wales and Global Welsh.