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€170

€170

Join me at the beautiful studio of Kristin Peres on the vibrant Columbia Rd. this May. Learn how to extract colour from natural sources, dye fabric & make watercolour paints from plants. If you've ever wanted to learn how to naturally dye or make watercolour paints from plants, this class is the perfect starting point to whet your appetite! You'll experiment with simple ingredients & sources of natural colour to create a beautiful palette of natural tones. You'll learn how to expand your palette & shift colours using common ingredients. You'll dye a range of swatches in beautiful natural tones & add these to your dye journal.

Once our fibre is dyed, you'll explore the process of making paint from plants. You'll experiment with a range of plant colours & learn how to expand the palette of natural hues available to you. Then you'll document your discoveries in your dye journal. This is an incredibly satisfying process that combines fibre & paper, texture & tones, alchemy & exploration. A fully immersive experience of natural dyes & plant based paints. 



You don't need to bring anything, I will supply everything you need to immerse yourself in the process. You will leave with a beautiful dye journal, filled with naturally dyed linen & handmade paper swatches. Along with your understanding of the natural dye process, you'll leave class knowing how to make dye baths, dye fibres, modify colours & how to make paint from plants. 


  • Anyone wanting to try a new creative hobby & spend the day learning new skills. 
  • Those looking to expand their creative process. 
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to create safe, non-toxic, natural colour from plants to use as textile dye or paint.

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Plant Dyes, Textiles & Botanical Paints Workshop

When:    Sunday, 19th May, 2024

Time:     10 - 1:30 pm 

Cost:       €170

Where: Flower Factory Studio, Columbia Rd, East London



*For anyone who can't make it to London, I'll be hosting a live online paints & swatches workshop in September. Learn more here

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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".

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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.

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Irish p.w society

"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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