We’re part of the Wirral Open Studios Tour

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Live Indigo Shibori (tie-dye) demonstrations The Wild Dyery are taking part in this years Wirral Open Studios Tour. Visit a working fabric dye studio and have a go at natural indigo dyeing whilst learning ancient shibori (tie-dye) pattern technqiues. Justine will be giving demonstrations and offering drop-in workshops from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 11th June and 11am – 4pm on Sunday 12th June. Bring your own washed out (small) item of clothing or textiles e.g. T shirt to upcycle … Read More

‘GRAND’ Opening of The Wild Dyery

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Come and celebrate with a glass of cheap fizz! Actually, I’ve been hoarding champagne since my 40th (not that long ago btw!) so if you time your arrival right you may end up with a glass of the real stuff. I’m thrilled to invite you to the ‘Grand’ Opening of The Wild Dyery on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May from 12pm – 4pm. The new studio is in the courtyard of Carr Farm Garden Centre, Birkenhead Road, Great Meols, Wirral, … Read More

We are with PREMISES!

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The Wild Dyery & Natural Crafts Studio coming soon! No sooner had I said out loud that I wanted to run a centre of excellence for natural fabric dyeing, a studio come shop come workshop space, than I found one, rented it and within a week found myself decorating and moving in! It’s timely really because if I spill dye down our cream painted kitchen cupboards again I’ll probably find myself divorced! Things have got so busy lately that there … Read More

Exhibition: The Fabric of India

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Visit to The Fabric of India Exhibition at the V&A, London I took the fast train to London last Friday to catch the highly acclaimed ‘Fabric of India’ exhibition which closes today. Drawn by reports of natural dyeing goodness, I discovered far more to intrigue and inspire me. Informative videos were included to give further context to the processes involved in the production of each piece so in the absence of photographs which weren’t allowed (apart from the rebel image … Read More

Interview: Helen Melvin

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Helen Melvin is a textile artist creating landscapes in felt, the fibres for which she colours herself in natural dyes mainly grown in her own working dye garden. Over the last twenty years she has evolved her own unique style which is created not only by the way she felts using fabrics and fibres but also by her unique use of sustainable dyes. Helen works with the ancient techniques of feltmaking and natural dyeing in a modern contemporary way which … Read More

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