Natural Dyeing with Plants – focusing on Weld – Sunday 17th July – 10am – 4:30pm

Irish Seed Savers Association has recently started to grow Natural dyeing Plants for seed collection. Plants that were originally available and used in Ireland to create colour on cloth and yarn. Weld is a biannual and will be ready for harvesting this year. This is a great opportunity to use the plants to dye!

Learn how to dye cloth and yarn naturally using fresh Weld. The tutor will explain the ins and outs of Natural Dyeing, how to mordant different materials and use what is locally available. We will be dyeing yellow and greens and experiment with an Indigo bath to create the famous ‘Robin hood’ colour known as Lincolnshire Green. Please bring an apron and waterproof shoes.

Material cost: €18

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.