Start your natural dyeing journey here in Pembrokeshire with a craft workshop in a purpose designed, self-contained Dye Studio. Learn how to hand dye protein and cellulose fibres using natural dyes. Examples of animal fibres are sheep wool, alpaca, yak and silk and cellulose fibres are plant fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo. Animal fibres and Cellulose fibres require different natural dyeing processes.
The craft workshops are a practical, hands-on learning experience using ancient natural dyes such as Madder, Weld, and Cochineal, to name a few, in their natural form as well as extract. These hobby craft workshops are suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience. 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 workshops open 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! You will leave with the knowledge to successfully dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour to use in your projects at home.
What to expect in each Craft Workshop
Expert tuition in a professional in a purpose designed dye studio environment with one Tutor and a maximum number of four students.
We guarantee to hold each craft workshop irrespective of the number of students unless there is some unavoidable reason to cancel.
6 hours (3.5 hours on Taster Courses) of guided tuition.
Guided tuition on the basic theory, principles and practice of natural dyeing from start to finish as well as creating the foundations for more advanced processes.
After the theory part, the practical hands-on bit where you can hand dye yarn or cellulose fibres yourself.
The craft workshops include all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment.
At the end of each craft workshop, 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 Workshop file of information covering what you have learnt during the day.
Where are we?
We are located in the rural SA37 postcode area of Pembrokeshire near to the villages of Boncath and Crymych and the coastal towns of Newport and Cardigan in West Wales. All our Natural Dyeing craft workshops are held in our Dye Studio in Pembrokeshire. If you book a workshop, we will send you a map of how to find us as most sat navs will take you to a farm about one mile away!
FelinFach Dye Studio
All craft workshops are held in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. Each course has a maximum of four students (unless for example there is a family or work group) to ensure as much one-to-one learning as possible.
In the Craft Workshops Diary are bookable workshops from March to October 2023. We are flexible on dates with crafting weekends for 2 day courses, weekend craft courses on Saturdays or Sundays and week day courses. If the bookable dates do not suit you, please email with your desired dates for a hobby craft workshop between February and November 2023 and we'll do our best to arrange - Contact Us.
Craft Courses 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. See Feature in The Knitter magazine on hand dyeing and craft courses in the FelinFach Dye Studio and our Customer Reviews.
Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words, NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.