We held a day workshop on eco-dyeing at Wyaston in July 2018. The workshop was run by Pam Keeling and was enjoyed very much by the partipants. I went as IT Rep to take photographs and was intrigued by the process. I couldn’t take photos of everything so would be pleased to receive more pictures of the dyed fabrics and any later embellishments.

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The Eco-Dyers



Everything ready, even the coffee

Preparing the fabric

Plant material

Dyes and potions prepared by Pam and ready for us

A demonstration below by Pam of adding plants, rolling and preparing for dyeing and steaming

Kate's colourful collection for dyeing

How to roll the fabric

Another arrangement for the dye bath

Helping hands

Rolled and ready to go

...and more

Pam's 3 tier steamer - loaded

Many hands ...

A bullet steamer ready for off


You too can have hands like this ... if you forget

to put on gloves!

Going in or coming out?

The steamer steaming

Lesley's double decker steamer loaded

Soggy steamed plants being removed

Wet colourful rolls straight from the

bullet steamer

All will be revealed

And the Revelations:

Some of the fabrics as they emerged from

the steamer and the plant material

was removed

Who owns which roll?

Lovely colour from Kate's flowers

Unrolling the fabric -

caught on camera


I look forward to seeing what Maxine will do

with her lovely piece of fabric

Jacqui has made a garment from her eco-dyed fabric

- folded books


Pam demonstrates folding and cutting

A different shape

Was it this way?

and put in the dye

Working it out

Out of the steamer

Well wrapped

The muslin wrapping was dyed as well as the book

One of Pam's books showing different ways of binding

Delicate pages