Caroline Bell

A non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the class fee will confirm your place

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Natural Dyeing 
 sat&sun 13&14 nov 2021     £125

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This is a two day class. Students will learn the basics of natural dyeing using natural dye extracts, preparation of fabrics, the correct use of mordants and methods of modifying those colours to achieve a whole rainbow of samples thus debunking the myth that natural dyes produce only muddy or insipid results which do not last. Students will be encouraged to start a dye book to record their results which in turn will provide them with a reference which can be used and added to after the workshop has ended

 Printing with Natural Dyes    ***NEW CLASS***
 sat&sun 19&20 feb 2022     £125

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Eco Stitching!
Wed &Thu  22&23 September 2021
Sat&Sun      26&27 March 2022
   two days  10.00-16.00     £125
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Stitch Your Samples Into Something Beautiful

Have you been on the eco printing course and generated a pile of samples and are now wondering what to do with them? Rather than leave them lying forgotten in a drawer why don’t you join me for two days of stitching where we can turn them into something decorative or functional.

Spring Eco-Printing 
Wed&Thur 20&21 June2022 10.00-16.00  £125         

Two days producing beautiful samples with this inspirational tutor, using the  leaves of the season. Students will learn which leaves produce the best results  using Caroline’s wrapping and vat techniques, produce a wide variety of results

Indigo Queen of Natural Dyes   
Sat&Sun  28&29 May  2022     10.00 – 16.00   £125

This is a two day class. Students will learn how to mix, make and maintain an organic indigo dye vat including trouble shooting. There will be an opportunity to experiment with different recipes understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will then experiment with the vats generating a series of samples using simple resist techniques. We will then extend the process with the addition of one or more natural dyes and also use previously rust dyed and eco printed fabrics as time permits.

Eco-printing Masterclass       
Wed & Thu 20&21 July 2022   10.00-16.00  £125 +£5 materials fee

This is a two day masterclass for those students who have completed the basic eco printing class with Caroline, students will develop their eco-knowledge and explore different mordants to create some fabulous fabrics

Autumn Eco Printing
wed&thu  13&14 oct 2021  £125

A two day class using those leaves in the Autumn which produce wonderful colours using Caroline’s Eco Printing techniques