Before the mid-1800s the only colour available to dyers were those found in the natural world. If you know where to look a world of colour is available on your doorstep.
This one-day course will be led in conjunction with local ranger, Callum McNeill-Richie. The morning will focus on identifying and collecting whole dyestuffs in forests around the studio. After a homecooked lunch, we will then look at processing the dye materials, preparing materials for dying and completing a sample project.
Learn to crochet - from holding your hook to reading a pattern, this day long beginner level class will teach you the basics of crochet to get you started on crochet. You will have a range of patterns to choose from so you can come away with a project to take home, including a copy of our new book Crochet Camp.
The first of our guest tutors will be the amazing seamstress and owner of All That Is Braw, Eilidh Weir.
You will learn to mend both knit and woven clothes using a variety of hand sewing, patching and darning techniques. Taking inspiration from the Japanese art form of Sashiko, using simple stitches to mend, reinforce and strengthen fabric in a beautiful, decorative way. Making the repair become a feature and treasured part of the garment's history. Taking the time to care for and extend the life of clothing helps to fight against the flow of fast fashion and show respect for garment industry workers.