colourful nuances in natural dyes

April 11-12-13, 2018

Leentje van Hengel, textile artist and designer from Tinctoria in the Netherlands, is a wellknown master in natural dyeing. Her speciality is how to make the strong and lightfast colours on wool, silk and linen. You can follow the classes separately. For more information and price please send an email. Workshop with natural print-paste April 14-15, 2018 https://www.smore.com/957fq-tinctoria


In these 3 days on natural dyes we are going to work on wool,silk, linen fabrics and woolen yarn. We shall use 3 different mordanted materials which we will dye with different colours. Extracts from madder (from soft orange to scarlet red on silk!), weld, genista, oak, cochineal, walnut, catechu and indigo to create many nuances in each colours. You will learn how to get your natural dyed material wash- and lightfastness.

We will make samples together to be divided. But you will also be challenged to make experiments in making combinations and getting all kind of shades.

Who is Leentje van Hengel

Leentje van Hengel, owner of Tinctoria since 1991, is a passionated textiledesigner working with only natural dye-pigments. More than 20 years she investigates the dyed products on light-fastness and wash-fastness. Her knowledge brought her customorders for wellknown designers all over the world. For Claudy Jongstra she dyed the huge wallhanging in the OBA, she helps to developped the rubia extract for the company Rubia in the Netherlands. Recently are the products for Thomas Eyck, designed by Christien Meinderstma.


Atelier Fiberfusing is located in a beautiful countryside, but still close to Schiphol and Amsterdam. It is welknown by their experienced and qualified national and international instructors. All workshops will be taught in English and/or in Dutch. We will serve fresh coffee and homemade lunches, with healthy salades, warm dishes, farmers bread and several Dutch cheeses.

Registration Atelier Fiberfusing

Send an email for more information about prices, registration and conditions. Only room for 14 participants! Click on B&B for accomodation