Tune into the South London Botanical Institute
Wednesday 17th February
A talk and demo exploring the magic of obtaining colour from everyday plants, fruits and vegetables with guidelines on how to create your own bright hues. Together with details of innovations in plant waste fabrics.
Photo shows vibrant red cabbage natural dye swatches on silk by natural dye student at Morley College Sylviane
Booking via the South London Botanical Institute website www.slbi.org.uk under events
The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants.
They will email you the link and password once bookings close on the day of the talk.
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
Limited availability for safe working on this advanced course in the specialist textile studio leading to a group exhibition “Reset” in the newly refurbished Morley Gallery after Easter 2021. For more information and to enrol visit via www.morleycollege.co.uk with course code VTX005B
Artwork shown here by workshop participant Line Le fevre
Good to be contributing with a talk and presentation to the brilliant initiative Youth Climate Summit 2020 – Transform our World –
on behalf of The South London Botanical Institute Youth Climate Summit 2020
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