Learn a craft - learn how to hand dye Protein fibres (sheep wool, yak, alpaca etc) and Cellulose fibres (cotton, linen, hemp etc) with natural dyes on our natural dyeing craft workshops in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Practical Hands-on Craft Workshops
These crafting workshops 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 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 creative 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 creative 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!
Our hands-on, practical craft workshops are held in a purpose designed Dye Studio. There is a beauty and depth of colour to natural dyes 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!
Current Craft Workshops for 2022
We currently are offerings four craft workshops from February to December 2022. New to 2022 are half-day 'taster' craft workshops. 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.
These courses are a shorter experience that allows you to 'dip your toe' in the water – or dye pot in this instance! It introduces you to the wonder of producing natural colours. They run for 3 and a half hours and take you through the basic stages of using Natural dyes and fibres. You will leave with quite a few samples that you have dyed yourself and possibly the bug to learn more!
We also hold Natural Dyeing Craft Workshops in the purpose designed and self-contained FelinFach Dye Studio. There are six work stations and ample room for hand dyeing protein fibres (animal fibres such as sheep and yak wool, silk) and Cellulose fibres (plant based fibres such as cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo)
Craft 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...
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 tartans, Sheepskin 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.