Morley College Courses 2021/22

Botanical swatches, photo by Marianne Wie
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

Where Inspiration Blooms – the space to feed your soul

Colour from seasonal plants
Colour from seasonal plants

Botanicals Festival – looking forward to investigating local colour and sharing skills in Chesham in September 2021
Natural Dyeing with Seasonal Colours
Saturday, 25th September 11am-1pm
£55 per person

Come and 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
Cyanotype summer grasses Zoe Burt

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

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

Minerva Workshop – Natural Dyeing

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

Minerva Workshop is a lovely light filled venue for creative pursuits
For this workshop we will:

– 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 July 15th 10.30 – 3.30pm – Madder and Weld
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

PRINT WITH NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS

Natural dye print
Natural dye print

PRINT WITH NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS
Course Code: M2491
17 & 24 July , 2 Saturdays 10 – 4pm
Morley College, Waterloo Centre

Learn to mix natural dye print pastes and apply and fix design techniques to fabric swatches. Explore a range of processes using natural dye extracts, kitchen waste and colour modifiers to create pattern through stencils and polychromatics. Build a small portfolio with recipes to further knowledge in this exciting field of colour.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Learn how to mix print pastes with botanical print extracts
• Explore design using simple paper stencils to screen print
• Discover how to layer colour and play with colour modifiers
• Understand how to fix prints
• Come away with recipes, tests and small fabric sample swatches (A3) to build confidence in this area

For more information and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk and type in the course title

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

Chelsea Fringe: Botanical Textiles

Saturday 27th May Chelsea Fringe event: Botanical Textiles in Morley College Garden

Natural Dyeing
Natural dyeing

Morley College Garden is a little green oasis of tranquility just minutes’ walk from busy Waterloo Station. Morley College textile tutors are opening our secret garden especially for the Chelsea Fringe for 4 workshops
I will be offering a natural dye workshop
Also on offer is papermaking, felt making and woven basketry flowers
2 hour workshops in each skill – try one or two!
The workshops will take place in the garden behind the Nancy Seear building on King Edward Walk. In case of very inclement weather, we will retreat to the Morley College textiles studio.
11am – 1pm (Natural Dyeing and Papermaking) and 2pm – 4pm (Felt Flowers and Basketweaving)
Each workshop is £20
For more info and to book tickets