February 28, 2022 3 min read

Learn a Craft in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Learn a Craft - Natural Dyeing

It is a great experience to learn a new craft and why not let it be natural dyeing. Natural dyes are dyes or colourants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. Most natural dyes are extracted from plants, using the roots, leaves, bark, berries and wood. Some natural dyes, however are made from insects including, Cochineal and Lac.

Natural dyeing methods have changed little over time, and its history goes back thousands of years. Our craft courses are a modern day hands on learning experience using ancient dyes such as Madder, Weld, and Cochineal, to name a few, in their natural form as well as extract. These courses are suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience.

There is a beauty and depth of colour to natural dye that becomes more beautiful with age. These courses opens the door to that world of colour and you will be amazed at the colours you will be able to produce using Nature and a little knowledge! 

Pembrokeshire is a major holiday destination in the UK providing an comprehensive array of holiday activities, including Craft Holidays where you can learn a new craft. Our craft classes and workshops are based on the natural dyeing of fabrics and the hand dyeing of yarn. We have one day and two day craft courses and also some half day 'taster' workshops.

Learn a new craft - Natural Dyeing, whilst on holiday in Pembrokeshire

Learn a New Craft - Natural dyeing

Learn how to hand dye protein fibres (animal fibres such as sheep wool, alpaca, yak and silk) or cellulose fibres (plant fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo) using the traditional natural dyes.

You will leave with the knowledge to dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour successfully to use in your projects at home. Located in the north Pembrokeshire countryside, our hands-on craft courses are held in a purpose designed Dye Studio. These courses are suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience.

Learn to hand dye yarn with natural dyes only whilst on holiday in Pembrokeshire

Craft Courses - Where are we?

Our hands-on craft courses  are held in our purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are based in the SA37 post code of north Pembrokeshire, Wales. Using the post code with Sat Nav takes you to a farm one mile away, so is not that helpful!! The exact location, with directions and a map will be provided well in advance of each workshop.

We are near (approx 10 miles) to Newport, Pembrokeshire and Poppit Sands, near to Cardigan town.

What to Expect

A 6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing Workshop', 10.00am to 4.00pm in the FelinFach Dye Studio. The workshop includes includes all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment including aprons and gloves. Just bring yourself!

 

About FelinFach

Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words,   NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

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Last update 22nd January 2023

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