Join a workshop from our series of 8 sessions in Oct-Nov

Choose from a morning session at 10.30am-12.30pm OR afternoon at 1.30-3.30pm

In the Learning Studio

Booking required

With artist Kate Turnbull

Step into a world of natural, seasonal colours guided by the Oxford-based artist Kate Turnbull.

You'll get step-by-step instructions on how to use natural dyes, learn about useful foraging techniques, dye plant identification and botanical dye extraction as well as gaining tips on creating your own natural palette from biowaste.

Take inspiration from the Museum and discover naturally alternative ways to dye the clothes you wear and form a new relationship with the outdoors.

You'll also gain insights on how to combat the more toxic elements of the textile industry and create fabrics which can be returned to the ground at the end of their use.

All materials will be provided.

Array of naturally dyed fabric samples in earthy colours used by the artist Kate Turnbull

Naturally dyed fabric samples

This event is taking place as a collaboration between the Ashmolean World in Colour season and the Everything is Connected season, produced by the Humanities Cultural Programme.


The course sessions will take place onsite at the Ashmolean Museum.

Booking is essential and tickets are £15 for one session.


If you have any questions before the event, please email