call for artists!

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A Celebration of Ethical Textiles From the Earth Textiles are organising an exciting new event taking place next year. “From the Earth is an event which is planned to take place in June 2016. Its aim is to promote ethical textile practices in the broadest sense, through the use of natural dyes and printing processes, natural fabrics and fibres, with particular reference to those produced in ethical ways, upcycling and incorporating other natural materials and ‘found’ items. Currently, a month … Read More

submit your natural dyeing events!

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submit your natural dyeing events for free! From today, you can submit your natural dyeing events for FREE here on The Wild Dyery website! Simply look for the drop-down link ‘submit an event’ when you hover over the top navigation bar ‘events’ title then complete the form. Please ensure you have all the relevant information ready including:- 1. Name of event e.g. ‘Natural Dyeing with Justine, UK’ (please include teacher’s name and country) 2. Location of event with full address … Read More

Interview with Jenny Dean

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Interview with Jenny DeanJenny Dean is one of the country’s foremost natural dyers and has been researching and using natural dyes for about forty years. She has written widely on the subject and her books include “The Craft of Natural Dyeing”, “Wild Colour”, “Colours from Nature” & “A Heritage of Colour”. She was featured in a Radio 4 programme with Kaffe Fasset and her work has been the focus of many magazine articles. Jenny has been involved in natural dyeing … Read More

NEW events just added!

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new natural dyeing events in London, Los Angeles and Coventry! Our events page is rapidly filling up with international events teaching natural dyeing. Our hope is that The Wild Dyery will become the ‘go-to’ resource for anyone interested in training in this heritage craft. If you are an artist or designer specialising in botanical colour etc. and you’d like your event listed (this service is currently free but we would appreciate a link back to our site http://www.thewilddyery.com using our … Read More

welcome to The Wild Dyery!

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a NEW site celebrating botanical colour Welcome to this new site dedicated to the celebration of botanical colour, natural dyeing and the beautiful arts and crafts created using these ancient, sustainable techniques. My name is Justine Aldersey-Williams. I’m a surface pattern and textile designer specialising in wild dyeing. During my recent MA studies, I realised that there didn’t seem to be a central place online that galvanised and promoted plant-based textile dyeing, so I decided to create one! This site … Read More

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