Garment Dyeing


Learn how to dye a garment, either a ready-made item or something you’ve sewn yourself. Laura will show you how to dye your clothes with minimal equipment and exciting results.

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Approximate run time: 32 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

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To join in with this workshop you’ll need:

Procion MX dyes in your chosen colours
Plastic pots and spoons (for mixing the dye)
Bucket (for soda solution)
Garment made from natural fibres e.g. cotton, linen, viscose.
Plastic sheet or bin bag
Rubber gloves, apron, old clothes, newspaper

Please refer to the worksheet for my recipes for dye and soda solutions, or mix to manufacturers guidelines.

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