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Sat, 13 Jan


Potager Pardens

Natural Dyes Workshop - Dye your own Exmoor walking socks

An exploration of natural dyes and botanical colour and leave with your very own special hand dyed walking socks

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Natural Dyes Workshop - Dye your own Exmoor walking socks
Natural Dyes Workshop - Dye your own Exmoor walking socks

Time & Location

13 Jan 2024, 10:30 – 16:30

Potager Pardens, High Cross, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5RF, UK

About the event

Come and explore the hidden dye plants of Cornwall and dye your very own pair of British wool socks. This is a hands on, experiential workshop to empower you to take natural dying back home. Have you ever wondered what colours you can get from the plants around you and from your own kitchen scraps? Together we will explore non toxic mordant techniques, forage for colour in Potager’s garden on a foraging walk and learn to extract colours from flowers, barks and leaves – and you will leave with your own wool socks and seasonal colours swatch sheet. This is a full, creative, playful and empowering day, suitable for beginners, run in Potager’s beautiful garden studio. Run by Naomi Hannam of Creative Roots– ‘I am artist, educator and nature based facilitator. My work centres around weaving connection between land, community and creativity. I work with the abundance of nature to celebrate beauty, play and curiosity through practical relationships with plants and fibre’ We will be dying socks are made in the UK from fleeces of the North Devon Exmoor Bluefaced sheep and named after the local Lynton farmer, John Stanbury, who breeds the sheep that supply the wool. I have a range of adult sizes available. Tea/coffee will be provided – please bring a packed lunch

£110 including Exmoor wool socks  and tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch

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