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Eco Dyeing with Indigo


Saturday 9th June, 10am - 4pm. £55
(Price includes all materials and a home cooked veggie lunch)

Learn to use this wonderful natural dye. Using shibori resist techniques you will create patterns on fabric to use in future projects and/or dye your own fairtrade tote bag (or bring an old shirt/t.shirt to upcycle with dye). We'd originally planned this workshop to be dyeing with Woad; Joelle will demonstrate dyeing with homegrown Woad, but sadly the only UK commercial grower of Woad has retired!

The workshop is with Joelle Harris.

We're delighted to have Joelle back; last year she ran a couple of fantastic workshops teaching us how to eco print with leaves ... if you're interested in learning this technique do drop us an e.mail at

Here's a bit about Joelle:

Joelle recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Textiles from Hull School of Art and Design. She now lives in North Lincolnshire where you will often find her wandering in the lanes collecting fallen leaves, gaining inspiration for her next project and rummaging in local charity shops in search of beautiful fabrics.

She explores and enjoys how diverse processes such as dye, print and hand stitch sit together in surprising ways.

Protecting the natural environment is a major concern for Joelle, she explores ways to challenge the paradigm of industrial fashion and the use of dyes and chemicals that pollute rivers, by experimenting with dyes made from locally available materials with the aim of creating beautiful useful and wearable textiles.

She also writes a blog: The Eco Wardrobe Warrior about sustainability is-sues, capsule wardrobes and sharing her upcycled clothing projects.