Start your natural dyeing journey here! 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 traditional natural dyes.
The craft courses are a 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. You will leave with the knowledge to successfully dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour to use in your projects at home.
Craft Courses for beginners and those with some experience
Located in the rural and relaxing north Pembrokeshire countryside, our hands-on courses are held in a purpose designed Dye Studio. These courses are suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like to experiment further with natural dyes. They are the foundation blocks of good practice for you to build and develop your own natural dye journey.
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!
All the yarn and scarves for sale on this website have been hand dyed with natural dyes by the Tutor of these courses. Our tutor has recently been featured in The Knitter magazine describing the hand dyeing process in the FelinFach Dye Studio - Click here...
The craft courses have one Tutor and a maximum number of five students. Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need. We guarantee to hold each course irrespective of the number of students unless there is some unavoidable reason to cancel.
If you want to try Natural Dyeing to see if it’s right for you, need to refresh the basics or just don’t have the time to fit in a whole day, then our short Natural Dye sessions may be the answer - Natural Dyeing Half Day 'Taster' Courses.
What to Expect
You will experience 6 (3.5 hours on Taster Courses) hours of guided tuition on hand dyeing yarn and cellulose fibres using natural dyes.
Your tutor will guide you through the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using, for example, madder, cutch, logwood and others.
Your Tutor will take you through the practical steps of natural dyeing from start to finish as well as creating the foundations for more advanced processes.
The workshop includes all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment.
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.
How to Book
Click on the craft courses below for a complete list of available dates for each month in 2022.
Gift Cards are also available - a gift card for a craft course 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
- 5 Stars Review by Philippa J. "Dyeing protein fibres. Excellent course for beginners to understand both the chemistry of dyes and the varying effects of the same dye on different fibres. Lots of samples to take home together with a file of technical info for later experiments".