18 April – 16 May 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring I Morley College

Grow and identify dye plants and utilise the Morley 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.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02C

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-spring/

6 June – 4 July 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Summer I Morley College

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.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm
£265
Course code : W22TTSE02D

Bio

Zoë Burt is an artist, designer, educator, award winning artist and author. Current themes explore the connection between ecology, botanical colour, activism and sustainability. She has two daughters and lives in South London.

From a young age Zoë has been a botanical explorer with a love for art, textiles and fashion. After studying textiles at Central St Martins, she worked in the fashion industry.

Lightbodies was awarded funding by Heritage Lottery and fusion to document summer at Brockwell Park London lido, a collabrative portrait project using light and water.

After 15 years in the fashion industry , Zoë asked the question ‘is it possible to grow a garment from seed in an urban environment? The Seeds of Fashion project was awarded a Timberland Earthkeeper grant and involved community gardens, parks, allotments, schools, developing to collaborate with Cordwainers Grow, and The London College of Fashion to grow London linen and make a piece designed by students and knitted up by technicians at LCF.

Her fascination with plant dyes grew from this project, leading her study Slow Textiles and how to ‘Grow Your Own Colour’, a year long course in growing and working with natural dyes. Zoë tutors the Seasonal Natural Dyeing and Sustainable Textiles course over 4 terms and the Textiles Advanced workshop at Morley College, London. She also  offers other creative workshops at ”design meets horticulture” venues including The South London Botanical Institute, Kew, Chelsea Physic Garden, Daylesfrod Organic Farm, The Royal Horticultural Society, Bergen Arboretum, Norway and Nisyros, Greece.

Her book Nature Journal in collaboration with Marianne Wie sold at V&A as part of the Fashioned from Nature exhibition.

Zoë loves sharing her skills and continuing to learn about the depth of colour, history and potential in connecting with nature, textiles and people.

26 April – 24 May 2022 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Summer I Morley College I London

Seasonal Natural Dyeing Summer

5 Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£245 concessions available

(W21TTSE04D course code)

For more details and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-summer/#overview

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:

  • Experiment with a summer seasonal natural dye and print palette on a range of fibres
  • 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

5 October – 9 November 2021 | Tuesdays | Seasonal Natural Dyeing Autumn | Morley College, London

SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING AUTUMN

1 day per week, 5 x Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£245 concessions available
(W21TTSE04A – course code)

For more details and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-autumn/

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.

 

 

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.

Sept 2021 – July 2022 | Natural Dyeing and Printing, Cyanotype and Advanced Textile courses at Morley College

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