Workshop Schedule 2017

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  I’ve just updated The Wild Dyery’s EVENTS PAGE with all our live workshops next year. It’s very exciting getting everything planned out but the major event, our exciting new online home study course isn’t included just yet as it’s still under wraps… we’ll announce more next week… not long to wait! In the meantime, visit the events page for first choice on workshops next year. There will be 6 Indigo Socials, 5 Eco-Colour (formerly called Eco-Spectrum) and 3 Eco-Printing workshops … Read More

AYURVASTRA: The Fabric of Yoga – a creative retreat exploring sustainable clothing as spiritual practise

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SUPER EXCITED to announce this! The Wild Dyery’s first textile and yoga retreat to beautiful Snowdonia next June! This event just doesn’t exist anywhere else and will explore the creation of sustainable clothing as part of a spiritual practise. Not only will you get to try natural dyeing, eco-printing and indigo shibori in one weekend but you’ll be totally chilled out at the end due to some delicious yoga practise in this area of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll leave with … Read More

Supporting Community Clothing

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I love getting parcels! This one was my reward for pledging to support a Kickstarter campaign for new manufacturers cooperative, Community Clothing. The cooperative was established by Patrick Grant; Savile Row tailor, ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ judge and one of my former drinking companions on nights out round Liverpool! I felt compelled to support this worthwhile initiative because it addresses the injustice of zero hours contracts, overseas slave labour and exploitation within the fashion and textiles industries by creating work for employees … Read More

EXCITED to announce The Wild Dyery’s FIRST LIVE workshop

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Dye Your Own Indigo Tote Bag! The Wild Dyery are thrilled to announce our first live event taking place this May as part of Capstan’s Bazaar in Liverpool’s exciting creative quarter, The Baltic Triangle. We will be launching our new product range of naturally dyed textiles which will be for sale on our stall and you’ll be able to try indigo dyeing and shibori resist techniques for yourself by taking one of our drop-in workshops that will be running from … 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