Intro to Natural Dye

Curious about the magic of plant colour! Join Eloise to explore!

About this experience

Discover the world of Natural Colour, from fibre preparation and colour extraction to foraging and dyeing. We will use plant extracts such as Madder, Indigo and Logwood as well as local plant material to create a colour palette. Each session is a little different, depending on what Eloise has foraged and sourced!

What you learn in this class will allow you to begin your own exploration of natural dyeing, safely and creatively. 

No experience necessary, just a zest for learning!
This class takes place indoors and out, please bring water, snack, and anything you need to be weather ready!

Your Host

My name is Eloise Holland and I love finding colour in the natural world, using everything from Indigo to Lichen. I have been a natural dyer for over 15 years, teaching workshops and dyeing yarn for sale. I also make sewing kits for children and beginners.

I have recently moved to the Comox Valley where I spend my time mushroom hunting, birdwatching and regenerating my rambling overgrown garden.
Making has been a part of my life since childhood. I look on found objects as resources to use for creating. I dabble with all kinds of materials and have tried paper making, pottery, hand sewing, felting, and knitting.

You can find me on Instagram @knitsoup