Family friendly workshop introducing you to plants, dyes and printing techniques.
Handle pictures and objects sourced at Kew that bring the story of each community scroll to life.
Learn how to extract dyes from plants then use them to dye your own silk ribbon to take home.
The workshop will be run by textile artist and designer Zoe Burt.
Drop in to the Nash Conservatory on Sunday 22 October 2017 for a special day for families and children of all ages to celebrate the connections between the people and places along the Thames and the Hooghly River in India.
2 Day Summer Cyanotype course
15th – 22nd July, 10 – 4pm
Morley College, course code STE051A
£95 (concessions available)
book in person or via the Morley College website or call: 020 7450 1889
Morley College, 61 Westminster bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
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
Tel: 020 8674 5787
Saturday 27th May Chelsea Fringe event: Botanical Textiles in Morley College Garden
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
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
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
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
This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss