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

Plant Recording with Cyanotype Photography

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

Poppy cyanotype
Poppy cyanotype

Booking essential via the SLBI website.
Prices from £30 – £35
To book click on link (gift cards available, please ask)
Plant Recording with Cyanotype Photography
Sunday February 12th
11am – 2pm
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ

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

Winter markets

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Herne Hill Farmers Market

I will be selling artwork and textiles at the lovely Sunday market in Herne Hill

Sunday 27th November 10 – 4pm

Sunday 4th December 10 – 4pm

Sunday 11th December 10 – 4pm

Sunday 18th December 10 – 4pm

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