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

Family Summer Sessions booking now!

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  Workshops for Parents and Children Summer 2016 With the school summer holidays looming just a few days away, we’ve just launched some new and exciting workshops to keep your children occupied. Our ‘Family Summer Sessions’ will take place from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th August with three very different creative activities to get your kids inspired by sustainable, ethical crafts.   Wednesday 24th August: Drop-in Friendship Bracelet Workshop £2 Learn how to make quick, easy and beautiful friendship bands … 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

Workshops with The Wild Dyer 2016

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new events for 2016 I’m thrilled to have been asked to teach at the University of Nottingham Museum next April. I will be presenting a brand new workshop which will introduce students to natural fabric dyeing. As I’ve been promising a workshop in my local area for a long time now I’ve decided to run the same event in Hoylake (near Liverpool) next March. The workshops will offer a comprehensive introduction to natural fabric dyeing, discovering sustainable ways to colour … Read More

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