28 April2023 I Botanical Colour Collage Workshop I The South London Botanical InstituteI International House Brixton London

28th April 2 – 5pm

Experiment with naturally dyed colour scraps at our Botanical Collage Workshop and form beautiful unique patterns.

Come along to our Botanical Colour Collage Workshop and experiment with naturally dyed colour scraps and form beautiful unique patterns.

Learn how to make a postcard sized sampler and experiment with stitch to embellish and layer.

There will also be a talk about the Dye Bed in the South London Botanical Institute garden.

https://www.slbi.org.uk/event/botanical-colour-collage-workshop-with-zoe-burt/

£30/£25

18 April – 16 May 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring I Morley College

Grow and identify dye plants and utilise the Morley dye garden. Experiment with seasonal plant dyeing, contact printing, solar dyeing and eco printing. Create and test natural dye mordants on a variety of fabrics. Plan a dye garden design. Develop a beautiful book of samples and recipes.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02C

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-spring/

20 – 23 April 2023 I Mixed Media and Textile Journalling I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype, natural dyeing, botanical inks and

A 3 days immersion and connection to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ

This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for fresh and focused interpretation.

By enlisting found objects, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media or textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring drawing, made drawing tools and botanical inks, collage, stitch and cyanotype will add personal expression and meaning to your work.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/slw12712-mixed-media-and-textile-journalling

 

10 Jan – 7 Feb 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Winter I Morley College

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.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02B

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-winter/

 

14 + 21 January 2023 I Natural Dyeing TASTER I Morley College

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

£105

Course code: W22TTSE01B

For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster-2/

 

4 Oct – 8 Nov 2022 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Autumn I Morley College

Learn to extract colour from roots, leaves, bark, flowers and berries. Practice how to make mordants for different fabric types and how to extend a colour palette using them as modifiers. Create a bespoke record book of harmonious colours from nature. Harvest plants from the Morley dye garden. Review natural dyeing, past and present through active learning, fabric samples, presentations, books, and digital resources. This course can be taken individually or sign up for the termly Seasonal Natural Dyeing Winter, Spring and Summer

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02A

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-autumn/

 

5 – 9 September 2022 I Art Holiday I Nisyros I Greece

ART HOLIDAY

£400

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

18 & 19 July 2022 I Summer Cyanotype I Morley College

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

17 July 2022 I Botanical Ink Workshop Urban Growth | London

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.

For more info and to book:

https://remakery.spaces.nexudus.com/events/1415040493/botanical-inks-by-urban-growth

2 + 9 July 2022 I Print with Natural Dye Extracts I Morley College

Learn to mix natural dye print pastes and apply and fix design techniques to fabric swatches. Explore a range of processes using natural dye extracts, kitchen waste and colour modifiers to create pattern through stencils and polychromatics. Build a small portfolio with recipes to further knowledge in this exciting field of colour.

Two Saturdays, 10 – 4pm

Course code: W21TTSE03A

£100

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

For more info and to enrol:

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/print-with-natural-dye-extracts-2/