Talk for South London Botanical Institute

SLBI Talk

Wednesday 19th August 7pm
Botanical Colour from plants
Fashion, textiles, craft & herbaria
sustainability @slbi

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
Email: info@slbi.org.uk
Web: www.slbi.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8674 5787

Madder Natural Dye Workshop at The South London Botanical Institute

SLBI Madder workshop
SLBI Madder workshop

Thursday August 27th 2020
10 – 1pm
Location: South London Botanical Institute Garden
Learn about the special qualities of the madder plant, see it growing in the SLBI garden.
Press a madder plant – Rubia tinctorum – in preparation for the specimen to be added to the herbarium collection at SLBI.
Prepare a dye bath and explore the many colours that can be produced from this root dye bath on a selection of small fabric swatches.
Create your own colour card and draw mindfully in the garden with ink made from madder.

For more details, price and to book, please visit https://www.slbi.org.uk
Early booking recommended as places limited
Please bring a sketchbook and pen and paintbrush
https://www.slbi.org.uk
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
England
Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Email: info@slbi.org.uk
Web: www.slbi.org.uk
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Natural Dyeing & Sustainable Textiles

Natural Dyeing & Sustainable Textiles VTX218A flyer
Natural Dyeing & Sustainable Textiles VTX218A

This year long course covers everything you need to know about natural dyeing and printing. It is designed to deliver a comprehensive and detailed practical overview of contemporary practise. Explore sustainable textiles, current innovations, fibresheds and the circular economy. Design a dye garden and grow plants in and harvest colour from the Morley College dye garden. The course will generate a portfolio of samples, notes, skills and recipes to use in a variety of platforms and for further development. This course is run in 4 blocks as follows: VTX142A: Autumn 2020 , VTX142B: Winter 2021 , VTX218B: Spring 2021, VTX218C: Summer 2021, nesting within VTX218A Combined total 20 weeks

For more information and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk

London Design Week – Headline Event – Brixton Design Trail – Botanical Screen Print Bonanza

Ceres 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.

They will be hosting a weekend of Botanical Screen Printing using biowaste from Brixton market and local grown colour on textiles and paper on September 15th/16th, see eventbrite links for details, all ages welcome.

Florence Hawkins is a graphic print designer, fascinated by the chemistry of natural colours and their interaction with each other. She is skilled at developing collaborative workshops in natural dyes and foraging; linking plants, people, pattern and design. Flo’s most recent project is as organizer of the cookbook project between LCC students and the Jamyang café, this will be published in 2018.

Zoë Burt is an artist and designer, and holds workshops at education, design and horticulture venues. She lecturers at Morley College and UAL, and gives talks linking plants, fashion, textiles and sustainability. A recent collaborative book made with artist Marianne Wie, Nature Journal – seasonal creative projects – is currently sold at Kew Gardens and the V&A, alongside their Fashioned from Nature exhibition.

Lara Mantell is a textile designer specialising in screen printing onto fabric; her drawings and paintings of landscapes inspire her work. Lara researches printing with natural dyes and colour modifiers; and she has developed teaching materials, creative workshops, and presented research at UAL staff conferences. Lara is specialist print and dye technician for BA/MA textiles at Chelsea College of Art, and teaches courses in drawing and textile design at UAL and City Lit.

Ceres
Ceres

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