April 13, 2022 2 min read

Natural Dyeing Craft Course 13th April

Welcoming a new group today to the FelinFach Dye Studio for a 1 day craft course, Natural Dyeing of Protein Fibres. So what are protein fibres?

Protein fibres are animal fibres such as sheep wool. yak wool and silk. These fibres will be dyed by hand using ancient dyes such as Madder, Weld, and Cochineal, to name a few, in their natural form as well as extract.

The students will 

  • experience 6 hours of guided tuition on hand dyeing yarn fibres using natural dyes. 
  • go you through the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using, for example, madder, cutch, logwood and others. 
  • understand the practical  steps of natural dyeing from start to finish as well as creating the foundations for more advanced processes

All equipment is provided and they will take away skeins of yarn of various sizes that they have personally dyed. They also will have a Dye Journal Notebook to record their recipes and and a file of information covering what thry have learnt during the day.

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Ancient Natural dyesHand Dyed Yarn with natural dyes As Featured in the Knitter magazine

 

About FelinFach

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath.

Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

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 tartansSheepskin 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.

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Last update 13th April 2022

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