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Ann’s Graces Studio presents DYER’S CAULDRON: An introduction to natural dyes, mordants, & modifiers  Fall | Autumn 2021’.

The process of natural dyeing can only be described as ‘alchemical’, poised between chemistry, art, & chance. While it is possible to achieve fairly consistent outcomes, numerous factors can result in unexpected & exciting results. This hands-on workshop cultivates a holistic understanding of the vagarious process of extracting colour from plant matter, & controlling colour variation through mordants & modifiers – equipping participants with an exploratory comprehension of this ancient practice; opening the way for each individual’s pursuit.

Each workshop is based on 2 seasonal dye options: herb leaf, fruit, root, & flower dyes. This season calls for an introspective ‘forager’s basket’ of the late harvest. In particular Rosemary resonates with remembrance.

Saturday 08 May
Saturday 15 May

10:00 – 15:00 +

R550.00 for all workshops, communications & feedback.
Fees are due on confirmation & are not refundable. I will supply you with a recording of the workshop to complete in your own time, if you cannot attend.

The workshops take place via my ZOOM platform. On confirmation I require your EMAILto send you invites for all 3 workshop sessions. I also require your CELL to add to a WhatsApp group, which is used to send reminders prior to workshops & for sharing of results during & after the workshops

You may use any ecru (un-dyed) 100% natural unbleached yarn or textile that you may have available, or will need to purchase.

For ECRU YARN KITS (including mordants) designed for the workshop contact Natural Yarns in Kommetjie, Cape Town. The cost is R 275.00.
The kits feature African Expressions and/or Stukken ecru natural yarns.
The kits may be found here.
Contact Natural Yarns @ 0624466871 | info@naturalyarns.co.za if you have any questions.

As the nature of the workshop requires preparation & individual communication, please confirm your participation with Ann-Marie via email ASAP.
annsgracesstudio@gmail.com to book & for more information on the workshop requirements, mordants & modifiers.

Please contact Ann-Marie with any queries.:)

Ann-Marie Tully

Botanically Dyed Natural Yarns & Fibres | Textile-Arts | Knits & Linens

If you require a yarn kit – head over here




Please note that we may not make use of delivery services during lock-down. You are welcome to place orders and they will be packed and shipped at the first available opportunity.

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