Fibre Arts & Brunch: Botanical Dye Workshop - trådverk

Fibre Arts & Brunch: Botanical Dye Workshop

During our 3 hour workshop, we'll work outside by the fire pit, dyeing silk, wool, and/or linen yarn with botanical dyes and their extracts. We'll discuss the colourfastness and ecology of natural dyes and mordants, as well as any questions you might have. At the end of the workshop, you can take your dyed yarn home with you. 

While we work, we enjoy a small brunch by the fire pit with local delicacies, including handmade goat and sheep cheeses from Gotland Creamery. 

Our mordants and dyes are non-toxic and approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard, GOTS.

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Children: Kids under the age of 5 can join the workshop for free, but please make sure your children are safe as we're working by the open fire and with boiling hot water.

Pets: Please notify us in advance if you plan to bring your pets. Dogs would have to remain tethered for the safety of our farm animals.

Allergies & sensitivitiesPlease notify us in advance if you have any food or fibre sensitivities.


Fibres & Dyes

I use only colours and fibres from nature: Walnut husks, indigo, buckthorn bark and madder roots as my go-to dyestuff. And yarns that I carefully source from environmental and ethical initiatives, and from small family farms.

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WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

You can use the wool wash program of your washing machine, or gently wash by hand in lukewarm water using detergent or soap for wool and silk. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the fabric too much, and avoid steep changes in water temperature as this may cause shrinkage. Rinse the garment in clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. A short light spin in the washing machine will help remove most of the water. Dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators and sunlight. Never use a tumble dryer!

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