Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype, natural dyeing, botanical inks and
A 3 days immersion and connection to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for fresh and focused interpretation.
By enlisting found objects, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media or textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring drawing, made drawing tools and botanical inks, collage, stitch and cyanotype will add personal expression and meaning to your work.
Experiment with guided techniques to make unique and beautiful images using this exciting process. Over 2 days, learn to prepare a cyanotype recipe and apply directly to paper and fabric. The course investigates historical and current creative practice in this field
10 – 4pm each day
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Course code: W21TTSA24B
For more details and to book visit http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk
Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.
DATE: Thursday 7th October 2021
LOCATION: online via Zoom
TIMINGS: 10.30am – midday
PRICE: £45 per person
For more information and to book please visit
Cover Version blueprints by Zoë Burt for Studio 73 group show
I am deeply connected to blue and can’t stop making blueprints – a magical process of camera-less photography. Stairway to Heaven is an all time Ledzeppelin classic from 1971 (the year photos of the earth were first photographed and seen from the moon) the song threads a folkloric tale, otherworldly, connecting heaven and earth. This particular print is also inspired by the Lambeth visionary artist William Blake from a 1793 engraving ‘I want I want” from a tiny book called The Gates of Paradise for children. In an anthropocene age of consumersism this image playfully resounds with the restless human spirit
& SIDE B:
Sound and Vision by David Bowie contains the lyrics “Blue Blue Electric Blue”… that’s the colour of my room where I will live. Being a Lambeth resident for many moons, I resonant with this tune.. Electric Avenue – a nearby street and the first to get electric light in London; Davis Bowie’s connections to the Brixton area and my love of the colour blue and making cyanotype prints. Blueprinting or cyanotype is an exciting way to create an image using sunlight and water. Cyanobacteria emerged billions of years ago absorbing water molecules from hydrogen and releasing oxygen as a by product thereby conjuring the first life on earth – ultimate blind blue green algae visionaries in a way. Bowie sings ‘waiting for the gift of sound and vision’ – sometimes it flashes down and connects us and inspiration follows….
To order a print, please contact the gallery
Studio 73 website