Plant Recording with cyanotype photography



A chance to learn how to develop a unique blueprint and browntone postcard to record plant specimens from the South London Botanical Institute herbarium using a historical form of botanical photography.

11 – 2 pm
Sunday 11th June
The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Booking essential:
Tel: 020 8674 5787
e-mail: info@slbi.org.uk

Chelsea Fringe: Botanical Textiles

Saturday 27th May Chelsea Fringe event: Botanical Textiles in Morley College Garden

Natural Dyeing
Natural dyeing

Morley College Garden is a little green oasis of tranquility just minutes’ walk from busy Waterloo Station. Morley College textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe for 4 workshops
I will be offering a natural dye workshop
Also on offer is papermaking, felt making and woven basketry flowers
2 hour workshops in each skill – try one or two!
The workshops will take place in the garden behind the Nancy Seear building on King Edward Walk. In case of very inclement weather, we will retreat to the Morley College textiles studio.
11am – 1pm (Natural Dyeing and Papermaking) and 2pm – 4pm (Felt Flowers and Basketweaving)
Each workshop is £20
For more info and to book tickets

Spinsters, Hecklers and Lingerie – Kate Poland and Zoë Burt at Chelsea Physic Garden

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Spinsters, Hecklers and Lingerie
April 6 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you know where the words ‘heckler’, ‘spinster’ and ‘lingerie’ come from? Discover their origins and much more in this interactive talk exploring the social history of flax, an incredible fabric we rely on throughout our lives for its medicinal qualities as well as for the clothes we wear.
Photo shows linen garland designed by passementerie weaver Jessica Light from flax grown in London

Flax garland by Jessica Light
Flax garland by Jessica Light

Zoë Burt is a textile artist and Kate Poland is the co-founder of Cordwainer’s Community Garden in Hackney. They both worked together on the Seeds of Fashion project and Grow a London Garment, in which they grew and produced a garment from start to finish.
Book via the Chelsea Physic garden website
Spinsters , hecklers and lingerie

Twine and Wine

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Kate Poland and Zoë Burt give a brief talk about the history of flax and linen with the opportunity to spin fibres to create your own twine. Then decorate your own packet of seeds to take home using the cyanotype process.

Booking essential via the Chelsea Physic Garden website
Thursday 2nd March
6.30 – 9.30pm
Twine and Wine

Flax seeds cyanotype
Flax seeds cyanotype

Dyeing from Dining workshop

Come and learn how to create beautiful colours and patterns on paper and fabric from a range of botanical kitchen waste. Make your own paper and fabric samples to take home. Booking essential via The South London Botanical Institute website Prices from £30 – £35

Natural Dye workshop:  dyeing from dining
Natural Dye workshop: dyeing from dining

Sunday 15th January 11am – 2pm
Dyeing from Dining
The South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ

Cyanotype Blueprinting: 2 Day course at Morley College

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Cyanotype Blueprinting: 2 day course at Morley College

Experiment with an old form of photography to create beautiful images on cloth and paper without using a camera

Sunday October 9 and 16 from 10am-4pm, course code VTX186A

For more information and to enrol:
visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk
call 0207 450 1889
email enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

Morley College London, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT