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

Creative Workshops at The Fabric Floor, 8, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton

Excited to launch a series of Spring workshops at Fabric Floor

Tuesday 17th March – 10.30 – 3pm £55
Cyanotype on paper using a variety of techniques and learn how to print on colour bases, browntone and alter colours

Monday 23rd March – 10.30 – 3pm £55
Botanical ink, make inks, craft brushes and mindfully draw

Tuesday 24th – 10.30 – 3pm £55
March Natural dye sample session with bio-waste and local colour

Monday 30th March – 10.30 – 3pm £55
Eco print samples with seasonal botanical matter

Tuesday 31st March 10.30 – 3pm £55
Upcyclce & Eco print your own garment

Wednesday 22nd April – 10.30 – 3pm £55
Natural dye sample session and learn how to set up a solar dye pot.

Wednesday May 6th

Zoe Burt creative workshops
creative workshops
10.30 – 3pm £55
Natural dye and pattern develpment with resist techniques

Email to book your place: cyanotype@rocketmail.com
Please follow me on Instagram : @zoeburtuk

Planting, Harvesting and Working with Natural Dyes at The Remakery 51 Lilford Road, London SE5 9HY

Saturday April 20th, 11 – 4pm
£60

To book tickets, click on link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planting-harvesting-and-working-with-natural-dyes-tickets-59163819577

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.
Lunch
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.
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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.