What information will I find in this course?
The course is divided into 11 sections. An introduction to the course, Understanding fibre, Preparing fibre for dye, Mordanting, Gathering & preparing plants, Dyeing natural fibre, Modifying your colours & expanding your palette, Washing & aftercare, Ratios & weights, Dyeing with kitchen ingredients, and a bonus section with a downloadable natural dye journal, resources & helpful downloads.
When does this course start & finish?
The course begins & can be assessed as soon as you enrol. As this course is self-paced, you can move through the information on your schedule, moving through quickly or taking your time over a longer period.
How is the information presented?
The course is laid out in 11 main sections, with video/audio tutorials, text & downloadable guides. Each section has text & photos with the instructional aspects having video & text.
Will I need to purchase equipment to participate in this course?
To get started with the very basics of natural dyeing all you need is a dye pot, stove or hot plate, water, dye plants or kitchen waste, a wooden spoon, strainer & something to dye. Many tools and pieces of equipment can be purchased inexpensively or sourced from your kitchen. To continue with your journey & get the most from this course you will need to purchase a few different powdered ingredients which I list in the first section.
How long do I have access to the course?
I for one know how busy our lives can be especially when we have work, responsibilities or obligations that take us away from our hobbies, passions & interests. For those that purchase in the next few weeks, you will have lifetime access to the course. This will probably change in the coming weeks but at the moment that's how it is!
I don't live in Europe, can I still take this course?
This foundational course was designed for those that cannot attend my in-person workshops & still want to learn about natural dyeing. The material in the course can be accessed from anywhere at a time that suits you best.
Can I access this course on my tablet, iPad or mobile phone?
Yes, this online course in natural dyeing is optimised for all devices as long as you have a internet connection, you can access it from anywhere.
Do you have any other ways for me to learn about natural dyeing?
You can join my monthly membership, The Colourway: A seasonal guide to natural plant colour where I share an in-depth look at seasonal plant colours. My new book, Natural Dyeing: Learn How to Create Colour & Dye Textiles Naturally guides you through the process of natural dyeing with recipes, guides & projects to develop your skills & build your confidence. I have a few tutorials on natural dyeing which you can find on my blog. You can follow me on Instagram @kathryn_davey or attend a workshop, details of which are regularly updated on my website kathryndavey.com.