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Fibre & Form: Natural Dyeing and Hand Spinning

  • Benk and Bo 4-6 Gravel Lane London (map)

Fibre & Form: Natural Dyeing and Hand Spinning with SALT textiles and Jessica Mason

This three-hour workshop explores the act of naturally dyeing different hand spun fibres. Covering all the skills and tools you need to know to begin colouring your own yarn and fabric at home.

Jessie Mason and Jordan (SALT Textiles) will explore sourcing organic dye matter, giving you knowledge about natural fibres and seed varieties, and equipment you’ll need.

Guided by Jessie, you'll be led through the stages of carding, spinning and mordanting in readiness for dyeing. With handspinning demos and further insight in the best fibres to choose and how to plan for your own projects.

With Jordan you'll gain a practical insight into the slow processes involved in making your own dyes from plant and food waste, experiencing first-hand how slow methods of making sit in relation to our fast-fabric culture today.

All guests will receive plenty of one-to-one teaching and will be provided with/given small skeins of hand spun wool and organic cotton to dye during the session.

All materials and equipment will be provided so you just need to bring yourself. There will also be a small bounty of snacks

The workshop is open to all levels and tickets are £45 per person.


Jessica is a practising textile artist and studied at Chelsea College of Arts London. She is led by process and since inheriting her Grandmother's spinning wheel has become captivated by the slow techniques involved in spinning yarn.

She looks at the relation between the meditative act of spinning and the body connectivity. Inspired to widen the platform within younger generations and to establish contact with local farmers to guarantee that we continue to make use of the resources that surround us.

Jessica has been invited to work with London Craft Week, Project Pico, Craft Central, Bezalel Workshops & The Palace Arts amongst others.



SALT Textiles is a multidisciplinary project exploring conscious materials and slow processes. Each object is hand made, using thoughtfully sourced fabrics and natural dyes.

Through materials SALT questions our relationship with objects; how they are made, how they are used and our respect for the processes behind them.

Jordan began exploring her creativity at a young age, untangling herself through painting, movement, writing and crafts. Finding herself comfortable with busy hands, Jordan’s work explores slow, natural processes. Favouring anything conscious, organic and kind.