The Ancient Craft of Natural Dyes

Subject: Textiles, Applied Arts
Dates: 21 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Nooshin Shafiei
Full price

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£ 150
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£ 150
OAP concession

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Discover the ancient art of dyeing with natural and sustainable dyes. This course is an introduction to preparing colour and hand-dying techniques for both paper and fabric.

On this course students will:

  • explore and learn about a range of dyes and where they come from in nature, including walnuts, madder, pomegranate, and more.
  • learn how to prepare dyes from natural substances
  • learn how to prepare a surface for dying using a suitable mordant or non-mordant
  • experiment with dying cotton and silk, as well as paper

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring ?

All materials are provided.

What days do I attend?

Saturday and Sunday

Tutor biography

Nooshin Shafiei

Nooshin Shafiei began her career in woodcarving and marquetry before moving on to ceramics, illumination, miniature painting, metal engraving and weaving. She has studied under the supervision of Iranian traditional masters and attained a BA in Handicrafts (Distinction), MA in Art Research (Distinction) and is pursuing a PhD in Traditional Arts at The Prince's School. Nooshin has over twenty years experience as a tutor and has exhibited her work both in the UK and internationally.

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