Advanced Textile Workshop January 2021

Textiles Advanced Workshop
Textiles Advanced Workshop

Limited availability for safe working on this advanced course in the specialist textile studio leading to a group exhibition “Reset” in the newly refurbished Morley Gallery after Easter 2021. For more information and to enrol visit via with course code VTX005B
Artwork shown here by workshop participant Line Le fevre

Bergen Arts and Nature Residency Norway

Arts residency, Hordaland, Bergen, Norway, House of Ambrosia Tønnesson – first professional female sculptor in Norway 1859 – 1948

Due to the collaboration with Norwegian artist Marianne Wie on Nature journal. An opening to create unique cyanotype prints using light and water mapping the local forest plants. Highlights included trip to the Osteroy museum to see examples of local natural dyes using plants and lichens.

Nature Journal creative workshops outside at the Bergen Arboretum offering botanical ink making and cyanotype prints.

Cyanotypes made in the forest
Cyanotypes made in the forest
Osteroy museum natural dyes
Bergen Arboretum

House of Ambrosia
House of Ambrosia

MoDA textile research and collaborative sustainability residency

Zoe Burt fabrics
Naturally dyed and printed fabrics by Zoe Burt

Collaborative textile research residency with Ceres_naturaldyesprints

Aim – to use objects from MoDA’s collection as a starting point for exploration of natural prints and dyes with the aim of raising the profile of MoDA’s collection for textile research in practise and to bring greater awareness of sustainability in design research


Dye Book 1894 MoDA
Dye Book 1894 MoDA

Given the impact of the fashion industry on the planet’s resources, how might natural dyes offer more sustainable alternatives to synthetic dyestuffs? Ana Baeza, MoDA’s Curator, talks with Zoe Burt, Lara Mantell and Flo Hawkins, three textile practitioners working with natural dyes who were inspired by MoDA’s collections. They discuss issues of sustainability and environmental activism.

Episode 4: Home Planet

Ceres: Artists in Residence 2019

Nature Journal

Nature Journal is an inspired twist on your standard pocket field notebook or sketchbook. It inspires us all to experiment with nature by trying out traditional techniques like natural dyeing with plants, lumen and cyanotype photography and making inks and cordials with botanicals.
A joyful collaboration with Norwegian artist and photographer Marianne Wie, inviting us to connect creatively with nature.
An ideal gift for yourself or a friend!

Nature Journal book cover by Zoe Burt and Marianne Wie
Nature Journal book cover

Nature Journal has been sold as part of the curated Fashioned from Nature exhibition at The Victoria & Albert Museum shop, Kew Gardens, Wakehurst, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Chelsea Physic Garden, Whitechapel Art Gallery and The National History Museum in Oslo.

More details and how to order your own copy of Nature Journal can be found here:
It is also available from The Resurgence and Ecologist online bookshop
To order from The Resurgence Trust
This is a quick video of one of my personal copies, how will you populate yours?

Minerva Art Workshop

Natural Dyeing London

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