When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Zoe Burt
  • Course Code W21TTSE03A

What you will learn

Learn to mix natural dye print pastes and apply and fix design techniques to fabric swatches. Explore a range of processes using natural dye extracts, kitchen waste and colour modifiers to create pattern through stencils and polychromatics. Build a small portfolio with recipes to further knowledge in this exciting field of colour.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn to mix natural dye print pastes using plant extracts and kitchen waste
  • Explore print processes including the use of stencils and polychromatic
  • Discover how to change colours with modifiers and overlays
  • Build a small portfolio of samples with recipes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical specialism delivered in a specialist studio. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. The workshop will involve demonstrations and a presentation of naturally dyed and printed textiles together with insight into contemporary natural dye print practise. Students will learn how to make their own print paste, develop sample designs and print and fix fabrics with tutor feedback.

    Entry requirements

    Open to all with an interest in natural dye print and surface design. Adapted to all levels of experience.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course is on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building on King Edward Walk. There is lift access to the first floor only. Good mobility required for stairs to studio and garden

    What you need

    See number 4. A notebook and pencil will be useful, images for inspiration and a smart phone or camera to document.

    What you can do next

    Morley College has a wide range of textile courses for all to enjoy including Seasonal Natural Dyeing