VENUE: Make. North Docks, Unit 1, 34 Regent Street, Liverpool, L3 7BN

DATE: Wed 25th April 2018

TIME: 7pm – 9pm (please arrive at 6:45pm)

Fee: £20 with 50% of proceeds donated to TreeSisters: Women Seeding Change

Give new life to an old T shirt whilst learning ancient natural dyeing and patterning techniques. In collaboration with local tree wardens, eateries and in partnership with Fashion Revolution week, The Wild Dyery are offering this one-off evening workshop at Make Liverpool which will help you relove your clothing using locally foraged plant dyes and food waste.

During this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn a variety of ‘shibori’ tie-dye patterning techniques before dyeing your garment in the unique natural colours found in this region along with those used by our ancestors for thousands of years. Perhaps this will be the first time you’ve ever seen natural, rather than synthetic colour?

You’ll also discover how to set up your own natural indigo dye vat at home using our kit which will be available to purchase on the night.

We’ll discuss simple ways to become a creative activist by upcycling old textiles using materials that would otherwise go to waste and you’ll leave with a wearable reminder of your experience.

This is a taster session for our ‘soul clothing’ creative weekend retreat to Snowdonia in June where you can forage for your own plant dyes and leave wearing an outfit infused with the wild colours and ‘eco-prints’ of this beautiful time and place.

what to bring?

  • apron and rubber gloves
  • old white T shirt (this must have been hot washed without fabric conditioner beforehand)
  • notebook and pen (optional)