Natural dye workshops

Natural dye workshops are held at the Palliser Ridge Farm woolshed, 226 Te Rata Road, Pirinoa, South Wairarapa. The cost is $80 per participant (limited to 10 people). 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.

Take home notes are provided.


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.

The schedule of classes for 2020 is below.

Sunday 8th March 2020 1pm to 4pm – completed

Sunday 5th April 2020 1pm to 4pm – cancelled due to Covid19 Alert Level 4

Sunday 10th May 2020 1pm to 4pm – cancelled in light of Covid 19. We are considering holding an extra class between now and October, details will be posted once we have more information.

Sunday 18 October 2020 1pm to 4pm – places available 

Sunday 8 November 2020 1pm to 4pm – places available

Sunday 13 December 2020 1pm to 4pm – places available

To register for a class click here, or for more information, send an email to