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Workshop workshops
The Playhouse Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity project presents


5th August 2023
Time: 11:am- 14:30pm
Tickets: Free

 At The Playtrail, Derry-Londonderry

Join artist Lyndsey McDougall as she guides you through the many possibilities of dyeing fabric with natural materials.

In this workshop you will learn how to forage sustainably for local plants and the basics of dyeing with natural pigments, including how to extract colour from plant materials and how to affix those colours to fibre.

The aim of the workshop is to provide you with the confidence and information to experiment with natural dyes in your own textile projects. You will go home with a small selection of fabric samples and dye recipes.

Important Information:

  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided but please consider bringing a light lunch or some food with you.
  • The Playtrail has a large carpark and is accessible by public transport. The venue is accessible with a level entrance and accessible toilet.
    Spaces are very limited so please book early!
  • This is a FREE workshop so we expect demand to be high. Please only register if you can commit to attending.


CLICK HERE to book your free place.


An exciting community engagement project grounded in the circular economy, that will use the arts and creative practice to encourage behaviour change and challenge attitudes to waste, consumption and climate action. 

The Playhouse will work with partners Zero Waste Northwest, Northern Ireland Resources Network, Queens University Belfast and Derry City and Strabane District Council to co-ordinate and deliver a programme of creative activities over the next 18 months.

The project will culminate in a Climate Arts Festival as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Derry and Strabane’s UK City of Culture in 2023.

For information on how community groups can take part in Artitude please contact

CLICK HERE to read more

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.