Wild Colour & Pattern

2 day workshop, choice of dates

Join me  to forage for natural dyes on the South Downs & make your own natural dye recipe book as well as a larger piece to take home with you. You will learn how to identify seasonal dye plants that are growing on these beautiful chalk uplands, make up a wide range of dye baths and use mordants & after baths to create a wonderful range of patterns & colours.

In this workshop you will learn how to mordant print & create patterned fabric with a wide range of foraged seasonal plant dyes.
The aim of this workshop is to give you the confidence to work seasonally, locally & sustainably and to learn more about the ancient art of chinz fabric printing and dyeing. You will come away with a Seasonal Dye & Recipe Book as well as the knowledge to create your own patterned fabrics in harmony with nature.

In 2024 I’ll be running two 2 day workshops which will happening on the 20th/21st April and 3rd/4th October

The workshop takes place in beautiful Wiston Village Hall, West Sussex and gives you the chance to explore the fields, hedgerows & woods of this lovely part of Sussex. All materials are provided as well as a simple veggie lunch. I keep student numbers low – there is only ever 6 students on my workshops

Ps Here’s what previous students have said about this workshop:

Sarah is a fantastic tutor and shared so much of her knowledge

I came away feeling like I had learnt something completely new & worthwhile

I can’t wait to start experimenting with natural dyes now I’ve completed this fantastic course.