18 & 25 September 2021 | Natural Dyeing Taster | Morley College, London

NATURAL DYEING TASTER (W21TTSE02A)
Discover the beauty of natural dyes from plants in a 2 day taster. Explore colour potential in a creative and friendly environment.
2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm – £100 concessions available
• 18TH September 2021 – 25th September (another tutor for 25th)

Click this link for all details and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster/

Courses on the second floor of Nancy Seear Building. King Edwards Walk near Waterloo and Lambeth North Stations. There is lift access to the first floor only. Good mobility required for stairs to studio and garden.

18 – 22 October 2021 | Art Holiday | Nisyros Greece

Give yourself the space and time to explore art and craft techniques, while connected to the land and seasons.

Click this link for all details including covid safety protocol: http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html

What previous participants said:

“THANK YOU!  It really was the most wonderful week. I was deeply  inspired by the beauty of the nature around us, and also by your collaboration and creativity.”
Isabella Radcliffe, Opera singer coach

“​What has brilliant course!! We learned so much and had great fun doing it. Thank you for everything.”
Melissa, head of spirit collections, Kew Gardens and Julia, librarian, Kew Library

 

Natural Dyeing and Printing, Cyanotype and Advanced Textile courses at Morley College 2021/22

Botanical swatches, photo by Marianne Wie

TEXTILES ADVANCED WORKSHOP
1 Day per week, Wednesdays 10 – 4pm – £535 – concessions available
• 22nd September – 8th December 2021 (W21TTSH01A)
• 12th January – 30th March 2022 (W21TTSH01B)

NATURAL DYEING AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES (W21TTSE01A)
1 day per week in blocks of 5, over 4 terms. 20 days total, 10 – 4pm
• 5th October 2021 – 24th May 2022 (all 4 seasons as below)
• £990 – concessions available

NATURAL DYEING TASTER (W21TTSE02A)
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.
2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm – £100 concessions available
• 18TH September 2021 – 25th September (another tutor for 25th)

SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING AUTUMN (W21TTSE04A)
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 modifiers. Create a bespoke record book of harmonious colours from nature. Harvest plants from the dye garden
5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm – £245 concessions available
• 5th October – 9th November 2021

CYANOTYPE BLUEPRINTING (W21TTSA04A)
Learn to prepare a light sensitive blueprint solution and how to apply it to different surfaces effectively including paper and fabric.
2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm – £100 concessions available
• 6th and 13th November 2021

SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING WINTER (W21TTSE04B)
Create a natural dye palette using plant extracts and seasonal foraging. Print with natural dye extracts and print with natural 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, organic cotton and linen. Explore current thinking around issues of sustainability in textiles.
5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm – £245 concessions available
• 11TH January – 8th February 2022

SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING SPRING (W21TTSE04C)
Grow and identify dye plants and utilise the 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
5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm – £245 concessions available
• 1ST – 29TH March 2022

SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING SUMMER (W21TTSE04D)
Research seasonal natural dyeing on sustainable fabrics. Explore contemporary natural dye practise globally and links to ritual, medicine and folklore. Utilise plants from the dye garden. Develop an individual project to showcase your design development
5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm – £245 concessions available
• 26th April – 24th May 2022

NATURAL DYE TASTER (W21TTSE02B)
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.
2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm – £100 concessions available
• 15TH January 2022 – 22nd January 2022

PRINT WITH NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS (W21TTSE03A)
Learn to mix natural dye print pastes from extracts and fix stencil designs
2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm – £100 concessions available
• 2 – 9TH July 2022

The courses are on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building on King Edwards Walk near Waterloo and Lambeth North Stations. There is lift access to the first floor only. Good mobility required for stairs to studio and garden

25 September 2021 | Botanicals Festival | Where Inspiration Blooms, Chesham

Colour from seasonal plants

NATURAL DYEING WITH SEASONAL COLOURS

Saturday, 25th September 11am-1pm
£55 per person

Come explore the beauty of colours from seasonal plants foraged locally in an introductory natural dye workshop and extend the colour spectrum with simple kitchen chemistry to create a take-away colour swatch card.

For more information, location and to book a ticket
https://www.whereinspirationblooms.co.uk/product-page/natural-dyeing-with-seasonal-colours

 

Cyanotype summer grasses Zoe Burt

 

INTRODUCTION TO CYANOTYPE

Saturday, 25th September 2-3.30pm
£35 per person

Explore the magic of this early form of photography inspired by botany.

For more information and to book a ticket
https://www.whereinspirationblooms.co.uk/product-page/intro-to-cyanotype-workshop-with-zoë-burt

Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanics at Minerva Art Workshop – Thursday 16th September

Minerva Art Workshop with Zoe Burt
Minerva Art Workshop with Zoe Burt

– Create a swatch card of modified natural due colour samples
– Naturally dye and pattern a peace silk scarf
– Learn how to prepare fabric for dyeing
– Discover a brief history of natural dyeing and the resurgence of interest in contemporary practise

Thursday 16th September 10.30 – 3.30pm – Kitchen Botanicals

Location: Minerva Workshop, Dove Centre, Kentish Town, NW5 2BJ
Cost £170.00

For more details and to book visit:
https://minervaworkshop.co.uk/workshops/natural-dyeing-with-kitchen-botanicals

Seasonal Natural Dyeing Summer

Morley College Dye Garden
Morley College Dye Garden

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

Science, Botany, Creativity and Suffragettes

Tune into a online talk via The South London Botanical Institute
Wednesday 3rd March
7- 8pm
A talk and visual investigation – to celebrate International Women’s Day
Focusing on a few female botanists, Zoë will be exploring through artistry and vision, the connecting plant power in protest through direct message and re-useable textile banners and stitch

Women Parade for Womens Suffrage
Votes for Women

The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. Bookings via www.slbi.org.uk
They will email you the link and password once bookings close on the day of the talk

Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring online

Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring - seed card
Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring

23 February – 23 March, 5 Tuesdays
What you will learn

Grow and identify dye plants with a miniature dye garden seed set. 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.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Experiment with seasonal plant dyeing on a range of fibres
Identify dye plants, grow dye plant seedlings and design a dye garden
Explore botanical contact printing, eco printing and solar dyeing
Test natural dye mordants and modifiers
Investigate global dye practitioners and fibreshed models

£270 or £205 concession, booking via the website www.morleycollege.ac.uk, course code VTX218B