Growing Colour Together is more than a project, it’s a MOVEMENT! And our ambition is to create a district-wide, natural dye colour garden!
Working in partnership across the district we want to give everyone the opportunity to ‘have a grow,’ use what’s grown to make natural dyes, and learn about the environmental implications of chemical dyes and what we buy.
Growing Colour Together is an evolving project and we want people to join in with the areas that interest you. Grow, make, create, debate!
WOVEN and partners are excited by notions of active citizenship, citizen growers and makers and for Kirklees residents to take ownership of the programme.
A natural dye garden gives eco-friendly, natural dye pigments and stains for textiles, knitting yarns, soap making, and even artist paints and prints.
GCT’s natural dye colour gardens can be of any size and we encourage everyone to get growing from absolute beginners to those with lots of growing experience. If you have a window ledge, a pot, garden, allotment, school garden, community space… now is the time to get started.
Check out our growing cards and posters below to help you get started!
Look out for workshops online and across Kirklees that will help turn your plants, food waste and foraged materials into natural dyes for your textile projects.
Growing A Community and Sharing Experience
We want to develop a community of growers and makers who share ideas on what to grow and when, how to make dyes and what to make with your colours!
Plant Hammering Video
Natural Drawing Video