Imagine having a world of beautiful natural colour at your fingertips, being able to walk through nature & forage for dyes. To have the skills to create exquisite hues effortlessly and inexpensively. To colour anything you want in whatever shades you like.
Maybe you're dreaming of dyeing your own clothes, reviving your beloved pieces, transforming your kids stained clothes, making that perfect shade for your home furnishings. You could dye textiles for props or even start a business selling naturally dyed goods, the possibilities are endless!
Learning new skills doesn't have to be overwhelming.
No matter where you might be coming from, sometimes we need help to take our creative aspirations to the next level. The problem is knowing where or how to start.
Confused, overwhelmed, disheartened or A little lost?
CONFUSED, OVERWHELMED, DISHEARTENED OR A LITTLE LOST?
You looked into the process of natural dyeing only to become more confused? You like to learn by seeing someone demonstrate what's involved but you don't know where to start?
You've tried it at home, everything was going great until all your colour & hard work washed down the drain? Or maybe it worked but your colours were disappointing, weak or blotchy?
Not sure how to make the colours stick, bind or fix? Confused about all the different ways to do this? Heard about mordanting but confused how it works?
Already spent thousands of hours scouring the internet for every tutorial or how-to book to learn everything you possibly can about natural dyeing?
Can you relate to any of these?
I created it as a guide book to help amateur natural dyers understand the process, get clarity on the steps involved & start dyeing all kinds of beautifully coloured textiles.
Now I've expanded my book into a comprehensive course, filled with all the lessons, training, tips & advice I wish I had access to as a novice dyer. A curriculum bursting with the information that will nurture you into a skilled & confident natural colour genius! Along with weekly check-ins & guidance to help you feel truly supported along the way.
After experiencing a series of unfortunate events, I took refuge in a world of plants & natural colour. What started from a place of curiosity, a balm to soothe the stress of daily life, developed into a lifelong passion & became my livelihood.
With long days, hard work, blood, sweat & many a tear I turned my passion into my trade. I started with nothing & grew my business into a thriving natural dye company, sold in select stores throughout the world. Today, I work with people from all over, helping them overcome their challenges to become skilled, confident natural dyers so they can enjoy the benefits of this incredible process firsthand.
I'm a self taught natural dyer, author & successful business owner.
Many have gone on to start their own successful natural dye businesses. I’ve been featured in Vogue, Remodelista, Selvedge, 91 Magazine, FT How To Spend It, Elle Decor Magazine, We Are Makers, & House + Home Magazine.
Many have gone on to start their own successful natural dye businesses. I’ve been featured in Vogue, Remodelista, Selvedge, 91 Magazine, We Are Makers, FT How To Spend It and Elle Decor Magazine.
challenges to become skilled, confident natural dyers so they can enjoy the benefits of this incredible process firsthand.
Where to start, what was essential & what steps you needed to take to create the most beautiful, safe & non-toxic range of natural colours & textiles.
A creative process that felt effortless, fulfilling, exciting & fun. One that nourished, engaged & inspired you.
A skilled & confident natural dyer. Knowledgable about sources of natural colour, familiar with the dye plants in your garden, neighbourhood or locality.
Start a natural dye business, generate income or support your family doing something you love!
How does this sound?
Cultivate the skills & ability to dye for yourself, your brand or other businesses.
Discover a life long invaluable craft & expertise that can be applied across a multitude of creative practices.
Overcome your challenges, become a capable natural dyer, confident in your craft, process & abilities.
Breath new life into your fibres while transforming your fabrics & garments into stunning naturally dyed textiles.
Gain a solid understanding of the natural dyeing process with a proven roadmap to successful & consistent results.
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The complete step-by-step course to help you become a skilled, knowledgeable & confident natural dyer. Adept at identifying & extracting colour from plants, able to successfully dye any type of natural fibre within 6 weeks.
FROM UNDERSTANDING YOUR FIBRE TO SUCCESSFULLY DYEING TEXTILES IN BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF NATURAL COLOURS, THIS SELF-PACED CURRICULUM INCLUDES A SERIES OF VIDEO TUTORIALS, LESSONS, DOWNLOADABLE GUIDES, LIVE CLASSES, PERSONALISED SUPPORT & RESOURCES TO HELP YOU BECOME A CONFIDENT NATURAL DYER.
In this first module, I set you up for success with a solid foundation to develop the rest of your practice upon. We'll start with an introduction to the process, go over the basics & look at the exact tools, powder's & equipment you'll need for strong colours & consistent results.
One of the main reasons that colour doesn't stick or washes out is that fibre isn't cleaned or prepared properly. In this foundational module, I'll teach you my method for preparing fibres so you get colours that bind consistently every time! Whether you're drawn to linen, cotton, cashmere, wool or silk, Module 1 will show you how to begin.
Mordants are the magical ingredients that can make the difference between strong colours that last & those that wash out or fade quickly. In this module, I show you the simplest most effective method of mordanting. You'll learn what mordants are and how to mordant all types of natural fibre like cotton, linen, wool, silk etc.
You'll also get learn how about plant-based mordants, alternative methods, disposing, reusing & storing your mordants. I show you exactly what works no matter the fibre type & simplify this often overwhelming subject.
This is where is starts to get fun, we'll take a deep dive into sources of natural colour, where to look for dyes in your kitchen, neighbourhood or locality. I share my extensive guide to foraging for colour & sources of natural dye with a focus on plants that are known for their brilliant colour properties.
With how-to video lessons, we'll look at how to prepare plants, create dye baths, extract colour from raw plant material & powdered dyes and everything in-between!
This is where the alchemy happens, after preparing, & mordanting your fibres, then select the right dyes, your'e ready to watch your fibres transform before you eyes! Possibly the most exciting part of the process, you'll learn how to dye all natural fibres like cotton, linen, wool, silk & more using a variety of dye plants & colours.
Most importantly, I teach you how get the most saturation from your dye baths & how to create strong lasting colours. I share everything I've learn over the last decade with my top dyeing tips that will set you up for incredible results each & every time.
Having the knowledge to explore your colour possibilities is essential to your growth as a natural dyer. In this module, I'll show you how to expand your natural dye palette & grow your confidence.
Through various videos & lessons, we will look at the wonderful world of modifiers; when to use them, how to make them & how to modify your fabric. With extra instruction on how to work with homemade or store bought iron, you'll gain a clear understanding of modifying & how to incorporate it into your practice.
In our final module, you'll solidify everything you have learnt in the previous lessons by walking through an extensive range of real life dying examples.
We'll dye Aran jumpers, organic cotton sweat pants/hoodie, napkins, trousers, t-shirts & more. A entire & complete wardrobe for you to get a through grasp of how to apply your skills to practical dyeing scenarios.
Plus I share video instruction on how to extract colour from a range of dye sources, so you can become a natural dye expert in before the year is out!
It doesn't end there!
I've combined 12+ years of natural dyeing along with my experience in teaching to create a course that leads to a successful natural dye practice, unlimited colour exploration & fantastic results!
This isn't the kind of course where you'll never interact with your instructor. You'll have access to bi-weekly sessions, 6 live classes & personalised support throughout the first 6 months of enrolment. I look forward to supporting you through those inevitable learning curves (with the least amount of stress possible!) & helping you become an accomplished natural dyer, confident in your newfound skills.
You’ll not only gain a deep understanding of the process and be able to dye a full wardrobe of garments, but you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of the plant world & become a confident natural dyer.
"This course has been incredibly helpful, I am starting to sell naturally clothes & ..
the information in your course has saved me so much time. I've applied the lessons in your course & my samples are turning out great! I am really excited to launch my new collection.
"I had been looking a few different courses when I came across yours
What I liked most was the support you offered. Thanks for answering my questions & encouraging me. I finally understand how to make my colours stick & my fabrics are turning out beautifully.
"This course is everything I wish they had taught me in fashion school. Thanks for all your help!
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Ready to add naturally dyed clothes to your existing label or brand. Our course will show you how.
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, DESIGNERS & ENTREPRENEURS
TEXTILE OR FASHION STUDENTS, SLOW FASHION & SUSTANABILITY ADVOCATES
A comprehensive curriculum on sustainable dyeing that will set you up as a successful, skilled & environmentally conscious natural dyer.
Imagine the colours, texture & richness you could create with stunning textiles & backdrops.
PHOTOGRAPHERS, STYLISTS, PROP MAKERS, TEXTILE LOVERS
Naturally dye your fibre or fabric for knitting, sewing & weaving. Add a new layer of beauty to your natural fibre projects.
FIBRE ARTISTS, HOME SEWERS, KNITTERS & WEAVERS
For those passionate about natural fibres, materials, consuming less, using what you have and threading gently on the earth.
AMATEUR NATURAL DYERS, SLOW LIVING & NATURAL COLOUR ENTHUSIASTS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Maybe if you spent hours scouring the internet and combine that with an enormous amount of real-life trial and error, with enough time & dedication you could become an expert natural dyer for free. But if you are ready to save yourself time, master the process, avoid unnecessary mistakes, confusion, overwhelm & speed up your learning then this course is the perfect resource for you.
A foundation in natural dyeing contains, every piece of valuable information that I wish I had access to when I was learning. I’ve taken everything I have learnt over the last 12 years. I've spent the last 3 years building, refining & improving the material in this course to create a comprehensive curriculum that will set you apart as a skilled & confident natural dyer.
To get started with the very basics of natural dyeing all you need is a dye pot, stove or hot plate, water, dye plants , 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 detail in Module 1. All the dye sources will be foraged from our kitchens or the wild. I will show you where you can source an abundance of natural colour simply & inexpensively.
Yes, you can but you can only fit so much information in a book, there so much more that I wished I could have added but couldn't. While my book is a great resource for those interested in the basics, many participants purchase my book, then take my course to crystalise the learning.
This course is so much more than what is contained in the book. It offers you video lessons, downloadable guides, resources, extra lessons & colour references plus a guide to seasonal colour throughout the year. It offers you the support you need while learning a new skill & a community of like minded individuals to encourage you as you become an accomplished natural dyer. Plus, this course comes with a host of incredible bonuses that are not included in the book, like the live classes & feedback.
This course is for anyone wanting to master the process, no matter where you come from or how you might apply the skills learnt in this course. There are so many ways to incorporate natural dyeing & naturally dyed textiles into your life. Whether you're a amateur dyer, fashion student, slow living advocate, fibre or textile artist, then you are 100% in the right place! You don’t have to be a small business owner or entrepreneur to incorporate the stunning colours & skills of natural dyeing into your life.