Learn some of the dying techniques used by Marian Clayden to create her luxurious textiles. The class will start with an introductory talk on dyeing techniques by tutor Michele after which participants will dye their own cotton tote bag, which will be left to bond with the dyes. The afternoon consists of experimenting with silk dyeing using techniques which can be fixed in a couple of minutes in a microwave. Participants will then reveal their finished cotton bag and silk experiments to the class.

Michele is a textile artist specializing in natural dyes, spinning and fancy crochet techniques. She loves to work with colour and texture, and as a member of the West Essex & East Herts. Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers, is passionate about passing on the textile skills and knowledge held by the guilds.

Price: £80 includes equipment* and Art Textiles exhibition entry.
* including a cotton tote bag and 1m of silk

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