A taster session for anyone interested in sustainable design using luxury fabrics and processes.
About this Event
Running as part of Green Week 2021 at Morley College London, Morley’s initiative to raise awareness around the issues of sustainability, environmentalism and climate emergency. 5 days of lunchtime, afternoon and evening events…
A taster session for anyone interested in sustainable design using luxury fabrics and processes. Create a botanically dyed bow trim from UK grown organic silk. You will get a taste of what’s involved in botanical dyeing, as well as natural and sustainable sewing and finishing techniques.
In this taster you’ll get a chance to learn from practitioners experienced in the highest ethical standards as well as luxury fashion design and production. Botanical dyeing is a combination of ancient craft with contemporary chemistry. The beautiful fabrics you create require a new sensitivity in the construction and finishing. This course will give you a glimpse of what is possible, to inspire you on your sustainable fashion journey.
Session will be held on Zoom and link sent to you prior to the event with purchase of a ticket £16.76 via eventbrite How to book
CYANOTYPE BLUEPRINTING 2
Course Code: VTX186B
1 May – 8 May, 2 Saturdays, 10 – 4pm
Morley College, Waterloo Centre
Learn to prepare a light sensitive blueprint solution and how to apply it to different surfaces effectively including paper and fabric. Use Morley garden as a source of inspiration. Students develop and experiment with various techniques to make unique images using this historical process and learn to remove the blue colour from prints and make brown-toned images. The course also investigates current practice and artists using cyanotype or blueprinting.
For more information and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk
SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING SUMMER
Course Code: VTX218C
27 April – 25 May, 5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm
Morley College, Waterloo Centre
Research seasonal natural dyeing on sustainable fabrics. Explore contemporary natural dye practise globally and links to ritual, medicine and folklore. Utilise plants from the Morley dye garden. Develop with support an individual project to showcase your design development.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Learn about and plant dye plants and harvest from the Morley College dye garden
• Experiment with a summer seasonal natural dye palette on a range of fibres
• Explore natural dye printing
• Develop an individual project for a textile artwork, fashion application or interior design
• Research, discuss and use sustainable fabrics
• Complete a book of plant colour swatches with recipes and suppliers
For morel details and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk
Wednesday 19th August 7pm
Botanical Colour from plants
Fashion, textiles, craft & herbaria
A talk about the resurgence of interest in botanical colour and sustainability, connecting innovations past and present in this field.
In light of environmental concerns in the fashion and textiles industry an insight into a connected, imaginative and plant inspired future.
Mindfully connecting design activism, environmentalism and localism.
The talk aims to seed thoughts about these connections and look at trends in craft and creative businesses small and large scale looking to nature for inspiration.
Also highlighting some beautiful herbarium specimens of heritage dye plants collected by SLBI founder Allan Octavian Hume.
To book contact South London Botanical Institute
Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Ceres will be holding a day of dye garden creation and natural dye events.
Learn how to start your own natural dye garden, and practise natural dyeing with Ceres at the Remakery. The morning will be dedicated to growing a dye garden. We will be discussing some of the easier to grow indigenous dye plants, demonstrating ideas for making your own recycled containers, and planting seeds. Some of these seeds will be for the Remakery dye garden, and some will be available for you to take home in the containers.
A picnic in Myatts Field Park (weather permitting)
Bring your own lunch or something to share
In the afternoon we will demonstrate how to set up natural dye vats using locally foraged and bio waste natural dyestuff. We will show you how to dye a variety of fabrics, to take home as samples. There will be opportunities to try different colour modifying ingredients, and a demonstration of eco solar dyeing.
Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt are a trio of eco-conscious designers, with expert knowledge in dyeing and printing natural dyes onto fabric and paper. They have extensive experience in hosting creative workshops.
Ceres are currently Artists in Residence at MoDA. Their recent collaborations include natural dye workshops at the Orchid festival at Kew Gardens. They won a headline project for London Design Festival, “Town Hall textiles” as
part of Brixton Design trail, printing with plants & bio waste on textile and paper. As a trio, Flo, Lara and Zoë bring creativity, organisation, and a passion for sharing the excitement and properties of plant dyes to a wider audience.
Ceres, an eco conscious design trio Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt will demonstrate natural dyeing and printing techniques.
Create a silk handkerchief using a shibori resist process with natural dyes.
Design and print a festive card using botanical pastes through silk screens.
A drop-in taster session to learn something about natural dyeing and printing with Remakery and Ceres.
Tickets £14 via eventbrite – book via link
Remakery is a space for making things from waste materials, open to local residents, makers, artists and businesses. Our aim is to reduce waste and support our local community by sharing skills and sparking ideas.