Many of our participating artists offer you the chance to broaden your creative skills by providing workshops. This is your chance to have a go yourself at using the techniques and materials available in the art world. All you need to do is contact the artist and book a space on your chosen workshop(s).

All workshops with Jo Aylwin Studio

Jo Aylwin Studio

Introduction to Acid Dyeing

Tuesday 4th June

10am - 4pm
all day light lunch is included


Acid dye is not acidic, but is set using vinegar. They are chemical dyes and a huge variety of colours can be produced with them. They are hot water dyes and the colours created can be repeated accurately and simply. For this workshop we will be dyeing wool yarn, in 10g hanks, creating samples and recording the process. You will learn to mix dyes, create dye recipes, make dye baths and will dye yarn following the 12 colours of the colour wheel. At the end of the day you will have 36 samples to take home, plus an acid dye kit so that you can have more adventures with colour at home.

Only two places are offered on each workshop to ensure one to one tuition and maximum hands on experience. Bring apron and gloves. All materials provided.

1 Stoke Hills





t: 01252 447581

m: 07949 205971


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Introduction to Acid Dyeing

Acid dyed yarn