Natural Dyeing with Summer Forage with Ciara Callaghan

Two Day Creative Course

A white piece of fabric covered with dotted marks and stains in multi-colour, and in the background petals, leaves and berries.
Photograph by Ciara Callaghan

Monday 9 August and Monday 16 August


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join artist leader Ciara Callaghan for this exciting two-part workshop foraging for natural dyes. This course is suitable for anyone, no knowledge of plants or foraging is required.

Ciara will lead a guided walk, exploring and educating on which wild plants can be harvested for colour during the Summer season. Students will then be instructed on how to prepare the matter found and the textiles for dyeing before putting this into action.

Students will leave the class with a swatch book of different colour samples, a naturally dyed silk scarf and the knowledge to carry out these practices outside of a guided setting.

What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. Students will have access to silk scarves and fabric scraps. Students are encouraged to bring any scarves and fabric scraps of their choice, but this is not required.

Art Room, only accessible using stairs.

Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.

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