Natural silk dyeing workshops in Greater Manchester

Join Our Botanical Silk Dyeing Workshops in Manchester

Discover the art of natural dyeing with our Botanical Silk Dyeing Workshops. Hosted at easily accessible locations such as the Manchester Craft & Design Centre and Salford Museum & Art Gallery, these workshops offer a unique opportunity to create beautiful, hand-dyed silk scarves for all ability levels.

What to Expect at a Three Storey Design Workshop

Botanical Silk Scarf Dyeing

In our hands-on workshops, you will learn the ancient Bundle Dyeing technique to craft your own stunning 60cm x 60cm silk scarf. This method uses natural elements like flowers, petals, leaves, and botanical extract dyes to produce intricate and vibrant prints. During the session, your Bundles will be steamed to fix the colors, ensuring your design is both striking and long-lasting.

Experience the Art of Tatakizome

While waiting for your scarf to steam, immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese art of Tatakizome, or Flower Pounding. This fascinating technique involves hammering plants to transfer their pigments and patterns onto a gift card. It's a perfect way to explore another dimension of natural dyeing and take home a beautifully printed card as a keepsake.

What’s Included?

- A 3-hour immersive workshop with like-minded people.

- All materials, including a 60cm x 60cm silk scarf and botanical dyes.

- A glass of fizz to enjoy during the session.

- A take-home silk scarf and gift card created by you.

Upcoming Workshops

  • June 14th 2024 - ON SALE

    Space 2 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

    South Manchester, Northern Quarter, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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  • June 21th 2024 - ON SALE

    Space 2 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

    South Manchester, Northern Quarter, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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  • June 23th 2024 - ON SALE

    Learning Room @ Salford Museum & Art Gallery

    Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU

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  • July 19th 2024 - ON SALE

    Space 2 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

    South Manchester, Northern Quarter, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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  • August 16th 2024 - ON SALE 22nd May

    Space 2 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

    South Manchester, Northern Quarter, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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  • August 23rd 2024 - ON SALE 29th May

    Space 2 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

    South Manchester, Northern Quarter, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD

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