EXPLORING NATURAL DYEING
with ANIA GRZESZEK FROM KALIKO
Ever wanted to learn different dyeing techniques using dye plants for their colouring powers? After an introduction to the chemistry of plant dyeing, you will learn which local plants can be used to extract dyes from and how to achieve different visual effects with your process. We will create a spectrum of solid colours, as well as experiment with resist-dyeing techniques and make patterns on fabric by bundling. On the final day we will use our botanically colored fibres and play with them on frame looms.
This course will cover: different types of plant dyes and how to use them, preparing the fibres for the dyeing process, how to make plant colours light and wash fast, creating a spectrum of colours using plants and modifiers, indigo dyeing & shibori (resist dye), bundle dyeing, introduction to weaving and an alpaca farm visit
Dates: 2021 dates TBA
Course cost: £1,100 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)
What's included: Shared accommodation in one of our bell tents, food and travel throughout the week, access
to all amenities on site, course materials
Not included: Travel to and from Wild Oak Wood
Get in touch for full itinerary details and to book your place. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
About Ania Grzeszek
While working as an architect, Ania had been weaving and working with sustainable textiles in her spare time since 2015. After 5 years in an architectural office in Berlin, she decided to pursue her dreams: she quit architecture and turned her hobby into a full-time business – Kaliko, a line of textiles for the body and home, was born.
In her colourful studio in Berlin she makes products for people who care about the environment, social equality, nature lovers and fellow makers. Besides working (and playing) with local plant dyes and certified organic fabrics, Ania teaches her knowledge and dyeing techniques in her workshops.
For more information about Ania and her work visit www.kaliko.co