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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Plant Recording with cyanotype photography



A chance to learn how to develop a unique blueprint and browntone postcard to record plant specimens from the South London Botanical Institute herbarium using a historical form of botanical photography.

11 – 2 pm
Sunday 11th June
The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Booking essential:
Tel: 020 8674 5787
e-mail: info@slbi.org.uk

Chelsea Fringe: Botanical Textiles

Saturday 27th May Chelsea Fringe event: Botanical Textiles in Morley College Garden

Natural Dyeing
Natural dyeing

Morley College Garden is a little green oasis of tranquility just minutes’ walk from busy Waterloo Station. Morley College textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe for 4 workshops
I will be offering a natural dye workshop
Also on offer is papermaking, felt making and woven basketry flowers
2 hour workshops in each skill – try one or two!
The workshops will take place in the garden behind the Nancy Seear building on King Edward Walk. In case of very inclement weather, we will retreat to the Morley College textiles studio.
11am – 1pm (Natural Dyeing and Papermaking) and 2pm – 4pm (Felt Flowers and Basketweaving)
Each workshop is £20
For more info and to book tickets

Spinsters, Hecklers and Lingerie – Kate Poland and Zoë Burt at Chelsea Physic Garden

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Spinsters, Hecklers and Lingerie
April 6 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you know where the words ‘heckler’, ‘spinster’ and ‘lingerie’ come from? Discover their origins and much more in this interactive talk exploring the social history of flax, an incredible fabric we rely on throughout our lives for its medicinal qualities as well as for the clothes we wear.
Photo shows linen garland designed by passementerie weaver Jessica Light from flax grown in London

Flax garland by Jessica Light
Flax garland by Jessica Light

Zoë Burt is a textile artist and Kate Poland is the co-founder of Cordwainer’s Community Garden in Hackney. They both worked together on the Seeds of Fashion project and Grow a London Garment, in which they grew and produced a garment from start to finish.
Book via the Chelsea Physic garden website
Spinsters , hecklers and lingerie

Twine and Wine

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Kate Poland and Zoë Burt give a brief talk about the history of flax and linen with the opportunity to spin fibres to create your own twine. Then decorate your own packet of seeds to take home using the cyanotype process.

Booking essential via the Chelsea Physic Garden website
Thursday 2nd March
6.30 – 9.30pm
Twine and Wine

Flax seeds cyanotype
Flax seeds cyanotype