Learn the secrets of this fascinating sustainable craft with master dyer Caterina Maioli and achieve amazing results with the use of wild plants and food waste.

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The course provides a basic knowledge of dyeing wool and silk.
Each participant will receive the material for the creation of a sample book and the recipes for the dyes used during the course.



10:00 – 10:15    Presentations and introduction (programme explanation and brief introduction to the use of dyeing plants).

10:15 – 12:15    Preparation of the material to be dyed (wool and silk). Weighing and washing the material and calculating the percentages of mordants. Mordant treatment: calculating the percentages of dyes and preparing the dye bath.

12:15 – 13:00    Healthy lunch (a selection of healthy sandwiches, salads and fruit, sparkling and natural water, tea and coffee will be provided for all participants). Weather permitting, lunch will be served on the outdoor patio.

13:00 – 15:00    Dyeing procedure.

15:00 – 17:00    Use of modifiers and sample book preparation with recipes.


Date:   Saturday, 15 June 2024

Time:   The course starts at 10:00 and ends at 17:00. We kindly ask you to arrive by 9:55

Venue:   Subtile Art Gallery, 21A Avenue Gaston Diderich, L-1420, Luxembourg see map

Registration fee:   175 Euros  (including food, beverages, silk and wool material, dyeing supplies and sample book)

Registration deadline:  3 June 2024  (limited number of places available)

Cancellation policy:  as our master weavers and dyers are not based in Luxembourg, our workshops are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding.

Privacy policy:  by participating in our workshops, you understand that some photographs might be taken and that they might be published on some media.


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