Weld, Madder and Indigo

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Pestle and mortar with rubber gloves

10am - 4pm : The Atrium

Demonstration Free Activity Make/Craft Textiles Yarn Drop-in Free
  • Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Changing places

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950


Fri 19 Apr
  • 10am - 4pm
Sat 20 Apr
  • 10am - 4pm

Experiment with natural dyes.

Textile artist Jennifer Monahan demonstrates the art and craft of natural dyeing with plants, focusing on weld, madder and indigo.

Weld produces a wide range of brilliant lemon yellows. Madder produces a variety of reds. And blue dye is extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant.

Jenn will provide pre-mordanted fabric squares so you can experiment with the prepared dyes.

There is so much history, chemistry, artistry (and perhaps a bit of magic) involved in natural dying and Jenn can answer your questions.

Jenn started the Fibreworkshop in 2014, creating a sustainable, environmentally respectful and inclusive business.

Jenn also hand knits vintage items for stage and screen. You may have seen her work in The Darkest Hour, 1917, Little Women and BBC's Small Axe.  

Balls of yarn

While all safety measures will be taken and advice given, you participate in free activities and workshops at your own risk.