Natural dyes

Friday 8 June 2018


The course

An interactive day using plants from the museum site to dye locally sourced wool. Including a walk around some of the museum’s historic gardens to find out about how to grow, gather and dye using plants.

The tutor

Louise Spong @ South Downs Yarn. Louise learned the craft of natural dyeing from Jenny Dean. She now runs her own dye studio using sustainably sourced plant based dyes many of which she grows herself.

Participant information

Please bring with you a pen and notebook, apron or other protective clothing, plastic bags, rubber gloves and large tickets for labelling your yarns. Participants will be provided with skeins of wool to dye with on the day.

Fee and refreshments

£55 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance any special dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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