Teachers’ Course: Using Natural Dyes in the Classroom

  • Every Saturday 7 March 2015
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Course £45 per person. All materials, refreshments and lunch included. Please bring an overall if desired.


Course Details

This new course is will explore the simple techniques and basic equipment needed to produce the three primary colours from the natural dyes favoured by William Morris –indigo (blue) madder (red) and weld (yellow). You will look at how to apply the dyes to creative design and pattern-making and make cross-curricula links with science and the history of the dye and textile industry.

Course tutor

Lucille Junkere, a textile artist and natural dyer, trained at the London College of Fashion. She is concerned with the social and environmental impact of the textile industry and uses textile waste, water based inks, natural fibres and dyes in her work. Lucille set up a natural dye project in the Caribbean  where she delivered workshops in growing and using natural dyes.  She also researched the loss of textile traditions through colonialism. She is currently a resident artist at the William Morris Gallery where she is focussing  on Morris’s use of indigo.

For more course details and to book a place, please download a booking form from the Learning/Schools page (downloads on the right hand side of the page) and send with payment to wmgschoolbookings@walthamforest.gov.uk 

Or telephone the Gallery on 020 8496 4390 (Wed - Sun, 10am - 5pm) and pay directly by card.