January 10, 2022 3 min read

Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing

Learn how to hand dye Animal fibres (wool, yak, alpaca etc) and Cellulose fibres (cotton, linen, hemp etc) with natural dyes. Our hands-on craft courses  are in our purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. There is a beauty and depth of colour to natural dye 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! Hand dyed, handcrafted.

Craft Courses - where are we?

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.

Current Craft Courses for 2022

We currently are offerings three courses from February to December 2022. Click on the links below for more details.

We are also planning to introduce hold half-day taster courses as well as more advanced courses on hand dyeing with indigo.

Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing  Craft Courses - Natural dye extracts Craft Courses are held in the Felinfach Dye Studio (Gweithdy) Craft Courses - Cellulose Fibres - Cotton, bamboo, hemp Craft Courses - FelinFach Hand dyed yarn with natural dyes only

What to Expect

A 6 hour 'Introduction to Natural Dyeing Workshop', 10.00am to 4.00pm in the FelinFach Dye Studio. Your tutor will guide you through the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using 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 workshop includes includes all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment including aprons and gloves.

You will take away 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 Craft Course email support.

Workshop Tutor

All the yarn and scarves for sale on this website have been hand dyed with natural dyes by the Tutor of these craft workshops - Hand Dyed Yarn  - Hand Dyed Scarves. See Feature in The Knitter magazine on hand dyeing and craft workshops in the FelinFach Dye Studio - Click here...

Craft Course Tutor as Featured in the Knitter Magazine

Post Course Email Support

Taking in so much in a one-day craft  course can sometimes be daunting - so to help you turn your course learning into practice, our craft courses include 30 days post workshop email support to make sure your practical experience turns into natural dyeing at home.

About FelinFach

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 tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Lastly, craft workshops 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 updates 10th January 2022