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Join me at my studio in Harolds Cross, Dublin 6 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 4-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 sources 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.


  • 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.

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Intro. To Natural Dyeing Workshop

When:    Saturday, 5th Oct, 2024

Time:     10 - 2:00 pm 

Cost:       €150

Where: Home Studios, Harold's Cross, D6W 

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"IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE, THANK YOU SO MUCH, THERE WAS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE TOO! I HOPE TO GET ROUND TO MUCH MORE DYING NOW. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF MODIFYING THE COLOURS BEFORE WHICH REALLY EXPANDS THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES!

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Leorna Lyne

"I HAD A LOVELY DAY AND REALLY ENJOYED LEARNING SOMETHING NEW. IT REALLY 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

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"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"

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Sarah Frangleton

"THANK YOU SO MUCH ! IT WAS AN AMAZING DAY FROM START TO FINISH !! HOPE WE GET TO MEET UP AGAIN"

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Mandy Boyle

"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

Intro to natural dyeing

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".

PRIVATE NATURAL DYE SESSION

Margie Sullivan

Thank you so much for your very informative and interesting talk this morning. The members really enjoyed it. You hit just the right note, with enough information to inspire them without overloading them with too much detail. That's not an easy thing to do. But you did it so well. 
We really appreciate your time, skill and energy.

Natural Dyeing & dye sources

Irish p.w society

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

Doris Vukovic

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"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!" 

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Gloria James

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

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Karolina Gniado

"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

mourne textiles workshop

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

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