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  • Natural Dye Craft Courses

    The courses are held in the rural SA37 postcode area of Pembrokeshire - nearest villages are Boncath and Crymych and the coastal towns of Newport and Cardigan in West Wales.

    Pre-Course material includes a map on how to find us!

    Not really. Nearest railway station is some 20 miles away and a taxi would be necessary for the last 20 miles.

    There is plenty of free car parking on-site, usually one car per student.

    What Courses Do You Offer

    We offer a range of courses from half-day to 1 and 2-day courses.

    • Half-Day 'Taster' Courses to see if natural dyeing is for you!
    • A one-day course¬†introducing you to hand dyeing protein fibres ‚Äď (animal fibres) wool, yak etc.
    • A one-day course¬†introducing you to hand dyeing cellulose fibres ‚Äď (plant-based fibres) cotton, linen, bamboo etc
    • A 2-day combined Protein and Cellulose fibres

    No. All yarn and other fibres on this website and courses are dyed ONLY with natural dye.

    The Tutor

    The tutor is Karen Morgan who has over 15 years' experience with natural dyes. All the hand dyed yarn on this website has been dyed by Karen.

    She has recently been featured in the Knitter Magazine in the series on Artisan Yarn makers, click here...

    The courses are designed for complete beginners and also for those with a little or maybe 'lapsed' experience in natural dye.  As there is a maximum of four students to one Tutor on this workshop, tutoring can be tailored to each student to ensure that you get the best out of each workshop.

    There are a maximum of 4 students on each course unless there is a pre-booked group booking.

    Only a pack lunch as there are no nearby shops. All materials are provided - the courses include all the necessary materials, including yarn, cellulose fibres and equipment.

    Course Dates and Prices

    Courses can be booked online from March to October 2023. If there are no suitable date for you, please contact us and we will try and accommodate your requirements

    Click here for Dates

    Click here for Prices

    Booking a Course

    The courses are booked via the website, click here...

    Full payment guarantees your place on a course and is 10% less than paying by a deposit.

    To secure a course place, you can pay a 25% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks before a course. The deposit is refundable if the course is cancelled more than 8 weeks prior to the course date.

    You can pay online with a credit or debit card, with PayPal or with FelinFach gift vouchers.

    You can also pay a deposit for each course.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    If you cancel your booking:

    1. Within 14 days of the original booking, we will refund the full course fee. 
    2. Less than one week before the workshop, no refund is available. (Subject to point one above).
    3. A 'No-show' on the day with no notice is not refundable
    4. More than two weeks but less than eight weeks before the workshop, if we are able to resell your place, we offer refund of the workshop fee less an administrative fee of £25.
    5. Over eight weeks before the workshop, we will refund in full.
    6. If you decide to postpone your booking to a later date, the dates referred to in points 1 to 5 above apply to the original booking date. 

    We do not cancel workshops for any reason except entirely unavoidable events such as if the Workshop Tutor is physically unable to teach the workshop through sickness or injury or extreme weather conditions.

    Should we have to cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop date or a full refund.

    If a workshop is cancelled by us, we regret that we will not accept responsibility for travel, accommodation or any other related expenses.

    What to Expect on the Day

    • Each course starts at 10.00am and finishes at 16.00pm (Half-day Taster Courses finish at 13.00pm).
    • Expert tuition in a professional in a purpose designed dye studio environment.¬†
    • One Tutor and a maximum number of four students.¬†¬†
    • 6 hours¬†(3.5 hours on Taster Courses) of guided tuition.
    • Guided tuition on the¬†basic¬†principles and practice of natural dyeing using, for example, madder, cutch, logwood and others.
    • After the theory part, the practical hands-on bit where you can hand dye yarn or cellulose fibres yourself.
    • 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.

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 13th August 2023

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