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Natural Dyeing with Plant & Vegetable Dyes

23rd April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Explore plant and vegetable dyes to create colour onto cloth on this one day workshop.

Many plants and vegetables can be used to dye natural fabrics. On this one day workshop you will explore a range of natural dyes such as onion skins, turmeric and madder. You will also explore the use of mordants to help create a range of different colour textile samples.

The workshop aims to give you the skills and confidence to continue natural dyeing at home.

What experience do I need?

The workshop is a mixed level group and will be for everyone from those with no experience to those with an understanding of textile processes. Those with some previous experience can use the day to explore the use of a range of different dyes.

What will I make?

You will make a range of small coloured textile samples using a variety of different natural dyes and will also make a lot of notes to help you develop your ideas further at home.

Who is my tutor?

Kirstie Williams is a founding member of Leeds Print Workshop. She is a practising designer and printmaker, creating both textile and paper based work. She studied MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE teaching qualification at the University of Huddersfield in 2014. She is passionate about bringing together a creative community in Leeds through the running and development of Leeds Print Workshop.

Do I need to bring anything?

Basic materials such as small fabric samples and natural dyes will be provided on the day. Bring a notebook and pen with you.

You may wish to bring along some more natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen or wool along to try. If you have any natural dyes you wish to try please feel free to bring them along too.


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23rd April
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Leeds Print Workshop


Leeds Print Workshop
Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane
Leeds, Yorkshire LS9 7EH
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

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