Fri, 30 April 2021
18:00 – 21:00 BST
A taster session for anyone interested in sustainable design using luxury fabrics and processes.
About this Event
Running as part of Green Week 2021 at Morley College London, Morley’s initiative to raise awareness around the issues of sustainability, environmentalism and climate emergency. 5 days of lunchtime, afternoon and evening events…
A taster session for anyone interested in sustainable design using luxury fabrics and processes. Create a botanically dyed bow trim from UK grown organic silk. You will get a taste of what’s involved in botanical dyeing, as well as natural and sustainable sewing and finishing techniques.
In this taster you’ll get a chance to learn from practitioners experienced in the highest ethical standards as well as luxury fashion design and production. Botanical dyeing is a combination of ancient craft with contemporary chemistry. The beautiful fabrics you create require a new sensitivity in the construction and finishing. This course will give you a glimpse of what is possible, to inspire you on your sustainable fashion journey.
Session will be held on Zoom and link sent to you prior to the event with purchase of a ticket £16.76 via eventbrite
How to book
Sustainable Luxury Fashion, An Introduction
2 Fridays 14th and 21st May, 11 – 4pm, online via zoom
Course code: VFC338A
Make a unique sustainable silk camisole, dyed and patterned with botanicals, with Alice Holloway and Zoë Burt. Create a garment in your size and explore natural dyeing and patterning using a heritage dye plant or seasonally foraged plant material. Students will be introduced to concepts of sustainability and ethical fashion in business and localism. The silk is Majestic silk, grown and woven in UK The cost of materials is included in the course fee.
For more details and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk and type in the course title
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
Explore a sample of natural dyes made from bio-waste
Discover the links to food and medicine and a brief history of natural dyeing and the resurgence of interest in contemporary practise
Learn how to prepare fabric for dyeing
Create a mini swatch card of modified natural dye colour samples
Naturally dye and uniquely pattern a 35cm piece silk scarf
DATE: October 1st
LOCATION: Minerva Workshop, Dove Centre, Kentish Town, NW5 2BJ
TIMINGS: 10.30 – 3pm
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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
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Registered Charity No: 214251
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 116643
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