• Beginners, no experience required. 
  • Anyone wanting to try a new creative hobby.
  • Those interested in the process of natural dyeing. 
  • Those looking to expand their creative process. 
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to create safe, non-toxic, natural colour from plants.

THE details



Intro. To Natural Dyeing Workshop

When:    Saturday, 2nd Nov, 2024

Time:     10 - 3:00 pm 

Cost:       €160

Where: Home Studios, Harold's Cross, D6W 




Join me at my studio in Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W, for this immersive natural dye workshop. If you've ever wanted to learn how to naturally dye, extract colour from plants, or learn about sources of natural colour, this class is the perfect starting point. You'll experiment with simple ingredients & sources of natural colour to create a soothing palette of beautiful natural colours, a natural dye journal filled with swatches & a finished item to take home. 

From this 5-hour, hands-on workshop, you will learn the steps required to source & extract colour naturally & apply these to textiles, fibres & fabrics. Together we will cover the techniques of the natural dye process & look at:

  • How to prepare fibre for natural dyeing
  • How to make colour bind & fix to your fabric
  • How to source natural colour & the best plants to use
  • How to prepare plants for the dye bath
  • How to extract dye 
  • How to naturally dye fibre

You don't need to bring anything except yourself! You will have the opportunity to dye a variety of natural fibre swatches, you'll create a journal filled with your work & dye a final pieces to take home. All materials will be provided & you will leave with a solid understanding of the natural dyeing process along with the confidence to give natural dyeing a go.

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful workshop on Saturday and for all your generosity in sharing your knowledge and craft with us."

— Sarah Frangleton

"I had a lovely day and really enjoyed learning something new. it was fascinating and I am delighted with my swatches! it was great to meet you and learn from your amazing wealth of knowledge."

— Lorna R- Mullen

"It was a great experience, thank you so much, there was a great atmosphere too! I hope to get around to much more dying now. I had never heard of modifying the colours before which really expands the realm of possibilities!."

— Leorna Lyne

"I absolutely loved our day together - it was truly one of the best and loveliest textile days I’ve ever done. And I’d love to do an indigo day with you sometime soon."

— Margie Sullivan

"thank you for such a gorgeous session - i learned so much! i have been experimenting with natural dying for about a year, mostly with food waste. i was so inspired by the way you connect to the local plants" and how this weaves into your dyeing :)."

— Shayle Shabo

"thank you so much ! it was an amazing day from start to finish !! hope we get to meet up again."

— Mandy Boyle

"I just wanted to say thanks for a great day I really enjoyed it and found it to be so fun. It was lovely to meet u all. My head was just buzzing with ideas the whole way home."

— Gloria James

"I Just want to send a thank you email. The workshop was amazing and super informative! You have a lovely presence 😊."

— Doris Vukovic

"I wanted to say a massive thank you for the workshop you did with us! It was so brilliant & super relaxing."

— Toast

"thank you kathryn!! Such an enjoyable Saturday, I’m itching to get dyeing back in NYC… I’ll have some fun foraging for plants in Manhattan :))."

— Catherine Murphy

"It was honestly the best workshop I have ever been to. I left the room with a new perspective & inspiration."

— Karolina Gniado