Create a natural dye palette using plant extracts and seasonal foraging. Print with natural dye extracts and print discharge methods to remove colour and create pattern. Experiment with a range of pattern and mark making techniques on various fabric bases such as fine woven wool, peace silk and organic cotton and linen. Explore current thinking around issues of sustainability in textiles and current innovations including new fibre types.
- Dye fabric using natural dye extracts
- Print with natural dye extracts
- Over print & discharge print using natural methods
- Develop simple screen print designs using stencils
- Explore and understand natural processes in contemporary textile practice
Morley College, Textiles Studios, 2nd Floor Nancy Swear Building, King Edward Walk SE1 7HT
5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm ( January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7)
Cost: £265 or £200 concession
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Discover the beauty of natural dyes from plants and botanical extracts in a 2 day taster, exploring colour potential in a creative and friendly environment. This is a fun introduction and can stand alone or be followed up with Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring, learning how to identify and grow dye plants that yield colour.
Two Saturdays, 10 – 4pm
Course code: W22TTSE01B
For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster-2/
Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. Together with the artists behind the book Nature Journal, you will create and collect material to explore in different art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the season.
The workshops have been set up for beginners and art professionals to inspire, motivate and reconnect with nature. During the workshops we will introduce you to techniques which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage plants and respectfully gather materials for inspiration and use.
Nisyros is a small volcanic island in Greece, in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, it is said to have emerged after a series of successive eruptions. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage.
For more information about how to get there and recommendations of where to stay, photos and previous participant reviews visit http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html
Experiment with guided techniques to make unique and beautiful images using this exciting process. Over 2 days, learn to prepare a cyanotype recipe and apply directly to paper and fabric. The course investigates historical and current creative practice in this field
10 – 4pm each day
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Course code: W21TTSA24B
For more details and to book visit http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk
Use kitchen botanical waste, foraged material, plant extracts and other ingredients to mix colours. Enjoy being creative in a friendly group. Take home postcards made with your own drawings and patterns together with recipe ideas to make your own inks.
Explore chromatic energy, connect to nature and our environment. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.
The Remakery, 51 Lilford Rd, London SE5 9HY
2 – 4pm
This workshop has been made possible by funding from Linda McCartney Foods.
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Discover the joy of natural dyeing and creating colour from plants readily available from your own kitchen, garden or allotment. Explore the history of this fascinating heritage craft and learn about contemporary practice in this field. Come away with a beautiful colour card of swatches and recipes and the confidence to further experiment on your own. Enjoy a beautiful day in stunning surroundings
10.30 – 3.30pm Friday
RHS Garden, Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford CM3 8RA
Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.