Dyeing

The Guild workshops are set amid a garden containing a variety of dye plants which are used by members wishing to experience the process of natural dyeing.  Many colours can be obtained from the plants and our experienced dyers are willing to advise on this process. 

There is an array of synthetic dyes also used to dye animal and plant fibres carried out by our dyers which offer the dyer a very large range of colours and effects ready for their spinning or felting projects.  The programme for the dye garden can be found below.

If you are interested in finding our more or visiting the workshops please contact:

Kath Steggall by e-mail: dyerswiltsguild@gmail.com  

Dye garden programme 2022/23

 

October 8th - Japanese Indigo, Plum or Cherry Bark, Walnut Husks, Dried Weld

November 12th - Madder, Cherry or Walnut Bark, Dried Weld

December 10th- The Festive Gathering - no dye day

January 14th 2023- Cutch, Mushroom, Vintage Iris Root,

February 11th 2023- Dye Garden Rescue - Please come and help out

March 11th- Bedstraw Roots (subject to foraging results in autumn) Dried Tansy + 1

April 8th- Dock, Alder Cones, Avocado

May 13th- Eucalyptus leaves +2

June 10th- Fresh Weld, +2

July 8th- Dyers Greenweed (Broom) + Japanese Indigo + Madder

August 12th- Tansy, Goldenrod**Depending on what is flowering

September 9th- Japanese Indigo on silk and cotton cloth

 

Please contact Kath Steggall (e-mail below) to request a place stating which dates you would prefer. Also state if you wish to come with someone in particular, to share transport for example. Places are limited to a maximum of 3 (and me) for each session. +1 means we will do an additional dyestuff too, yet TBC.

£3 door money + £2 for dye funds.

Kath Steggal - dyerswiltsguild@gmail.com