Between history and nature: the colours of plants


Base course in natural dyeing: discover an ancient and traditional technique for dyeing yarn and fabric with plants. Umbria is historically a land of dyers, especially in the middle ages, and the precious art of extracting colours from herbs for dyeing has given our master craftsmen wealth and fame for centuries. During the course you will also be dyeing with plants: you will learn the process, the materials, the doses and the times of dyeing plants. First hand you will perform all of the dyeing operations on a hank of wool, that you will take home with you.


SKU: 2422-1 Category:
Product ID: 3139


What we will do: craft course (natural fibre dyeing)

Suitable for: adults and children over the age of 12 (with supervision)

Duration: 3 hours 30 min

Where: Herbarium, Località Poggio del Papa, no. 8, 06061 San Fatucchio, Castiglione del Lago (PG)

Main focus: dyeing natural fibres and fabrics (wool, silk, cotton, linen…) using plants

Other information: during the experience we will perform every stage of dyeing, mordant, colour extraction and dyeing animal fibres (wool, silk). Each participant will personally dye a wool hank with available seasonal plants and will take the coloured hank home, along with a summarising hand-out.

Activity with expert Artisan
The activities are flexible so that they can be adapted to special needs, do not hesitate to contact us!



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Event Details

Minimum number of participants: 2

Bookings at least 24 hours prior to the event. Do not worry if you book late: simply contact us to check availability.

If we do not reach the minimum number of participants required, the event will be cancelled: because of this, the cost of the ticket will only be charged when we can confirm that it will be held. You will receive an email notification of the transaction.

Contact us for specific needs or booked activities.

Venue: Herbarium, Località Poggio del Papa, no. 8, 06061 San Fatucchio, Castiglione del Lago (PG)

Phone: +39 3492254072

Email: info@trasimenoslowexperience.it


Sottomisura 19.2 – Tipo Intervento 19.2.1 | Intervento 6.4.3 del PSR per l’Umbria 2014-2020 | Azione 3 - Sostegno allo sviluppo e alla creazione di attività extra-agricole nei settori commercio-artigianato - turismo - servizi - innovazione tecnologica. | Iniziativa finanziata dal Programma di sviluppo rurale per l'Umbria 2014-2020 | Autorità di gestione: Regione Umbria - Direzione regionale Sviluppo economico, agricoltura, lavoro, istruzione, agenda digitale

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