The Ancient Craft of Natural Dyes
|Dates:||1 June 2019 - 22 June 2019|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
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 paper, cotton, silk and wool
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?
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can view our policy here.
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.
Upcoming Courses with Nooshin Shafiei
- Ceramic Tiles with Geometric Patterns Begins 15 July 2019
- Painting for Ceramicists: Decorate a plate in the Iznik style Begins 22 July 2019
- The Ancient Craft of Natural Dyes Begins 2 September 2019