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Bundle-dyeing on knitted fabric

Bundle-dyeing on knitted fabric

Date March 16

Only 8 left in stock

Join horticulturist and craftsperson Julia Billings in a half-day workshop on contact printing, also called bundle-dyeing; that is, using plant material to create pattern and colour on fabric.

We'll work with local and seasonal flowers, leaves, roots and plant extracts to apply colour to a piece of knitted fabric that can then be worked into identical socks, mittens, a shawl and more. Through this process, we'll touch the key aspects of working with natural dyes: fibre preparation, sourcing dyestuffs, setting dyes, safe dyeing practice and other tips and tricks and explore some of the many dyeplants found in our local landscapes.


Date:  10am-1pm on Saturday, March 16

Level:  Beginner

Included:  Participants will take away a contact-printed sock blank, as well as comprehensive notes on processes covered. Tea and snacks provided.

Location:  This workshop will take place in a large studio in Bridgeton, Glasgow. The studio is located on the second floor of a 1960's building with access via stairs or a lift. If you have any questions about accessibility, please get in touch via the contact page or email 

COVID:  In order to keep everyone safe and happy, there will be a limit of 8 participants to allow for social distancing. All precautions, such as maximum ventilation of the studio before and during the workshop and enhanced cleaning and sanitising facilities, will be ensured.