Dyeing Reviews

“Enjoyed this course so much! Cath, the tutor, was amazing, patient, generous and knowledgeable. There was plenty of room (and a wood fire, which was greatly appreciated as it poured with rain for two of the three days). We were made very welcome, with lovely and interesting food in abundance, and interesting people from many different backgrounds. The course was suitable for people completely new to dyeing, and those with experience. I’d do it all again in a second.” – Chris

“This was a very good course and lived up to all my expectations. The tutor was knowledgeable and very patient. It was great to get our hands into the dye and not worry about the mess. The venue was in lovely countryside and a perfect place to explore indigo dying. The food was excellent with everyone’s needs catered for. Altogether three unforgettable days with lovely people and plenty of inspiration to continue with indigo and shibori.” – Jude

“Really great upbeat three days – relaxed but very industrious! Great to put time aside to dedicate to working with indigo alongside like minded people. Tutor was really helpful and informative. Catering really good. An all round thoroughly enjoyable few days.” – Carole

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was very well run, everything we needed was supplied and our course tutor, Cath Lewis was an inspiring teacher. I had purchased some silk for dyeing but Suzi had brought silk, linen, cotton and wool and we tried them all. Cath actually taught us how to make an Indigo vat, not just how to use one and, after she had demonstrated lots of different tying techniques, allowed us to develop our own special interests. We all ended up with favourite materials and tried inventing our own patterns.
The food was lovely, and our hostess even very kindly made gluten-free meals for me. All in all, it was brilliant. I thought it was a bit pricey at first, but looking back I got very good value for my money and I am very glad I did it. I would definitely encourage others to have a go. I am still dyeing, with indigo and now with Procion dyes as well, Cath opened a door for me and I am immensely grateful.” – Nicky

“Excellent course content – a lot learned and the pieces we took away with us at the end of the day are absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely wear my scarf. The venue was perfect with lots of space to work and make a mess. Claire was a great tutor, very approachable and knowledgeable and Suzi is just so helpful and friendly. Lunch was provided and it was wonderful! Home cooked, and so tasty – as we had vegetarians and gluten-free folks with us their dietary needs were catered for and we all had the same but it was so deliciously yummy it was not obviously specialised – Juliet is an amazing cook. I will be booking again and I highly recommend this workshop 5/5.” – Lynne