Way back in 2014 I dreamt of setting up a shop related to my passion for dyeing with our home grown plants. Since then, I have been busy offering workshops for groups of crafters, giving talks and writing articles. And Ashley has extensively blogged here about his experience of growing dyeplants. Also, we have started to sell dye plant materials and seed at selected craft events.
Now, thanks to a focussed enquiry from someone asking how to design a dye garden, and with input from five enthusiastic students who tested out a pilot with us, Ashley and I have decided it’s time to offer workshops here in Hitchin.
We are starting with a series of one day events on how to plan and plant a dye garden, but dyeing workshops will also follow soon.
Our dye garden is next door to a fabulous community garden project where we are hiring a well-equipped indoor space suitable for small group events, only 5 minutes walk from a mainline station well served by trains between London, Peterborough and Cambridge.
Please bear with us if the ‘customer experience’ for booking courses through the website is not running perfectly to start with. We will improve as we go along and welcome feedback.
Most of all, Ashley and I are very much looking forward to sharing our dyeing and horticulture skills face to face over the coming year.
The courses can be booked here
All good wishes
4 June 2019
+44 1462 422814