Natural dye workshops

Natural dye workshops are held at the Palliser Ridge Farm woolshed, 226 Te Rata Road, Pirinoa, South Wairarapa. Enjoy a fun and inspiring afternoon, home made afternoon tea and the good company of a group of keen dyers.

We will provide you with 3 x 50g skeins of Palliser Ridge wool ready to dye, and up to 2 more skeins will be available if you want more. The equipment and utensils needed are supplied and we offer several natural dye colours to work your magic with the skeins.

The workshops are designed to let you try different natural dyes, from both locally sourced plant materials and “exotic” natural dye materials. You’ll be able to experiment with combinations of dyes and techniques to create a range of colours.

While the class environment is not set up for dyeing a big quantity of a single colour, you will learn how to do natural dyeing at home if you want to dye enough of one colour for a garment.

You should bring an apron, wear closed-toe shoes (for safety) and wear clothes that you won’t be worried if they get a splash or two on.

All workshops for 2021 are fully booked. Sometimes a place may become available if we are notified that someone is no longer able to attend. The booking system will be opened up again so do check back from time to time.

To make a booking for a workshop visit Palliser Ridge Events here

Sunday 14 March, 1pm to 4pm

Sunday 11 April, 1pm to 4pm

Sunday 9 May, 1pm to 4pm

Sunday 26 September 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Sunday 17 October 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Sunday 28 November 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Watch Country Calendar featuring a dye workshop at Palliser Ridge Farm