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

Natural Dye workshop in the South London Botanical Institute Garden

Natural Dye workshop SLBI
Natural Dye workshop SLBI

Saturday June 12th 10am – 1pm
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, London SE24 9AQ

• Create a sample colour card using heritage dye plants of the kind growing in the SLBI garden

• See herbarium specimens of these dye plants from the SLBI herbarium collection

• Enjoy a colourful June day exploring botanical hues and plant stories

This event will take place in the SLBI garden with 6 people, we will be observing the current regulations regarding masks, spacing and sanitising.

For more details and how to book visit
https://www.slbi.org.uk/event/natural-dyeing-in-the-slbi-garden/?mc_cid=90bb2469b5&mc_eid=3fddafba40

Sustainable Luxury Fashion, An Introduction

Sustainable luxury fashion
Sustainable luxury fashion

Sustainable Luxury Fashion, An Introduction
Thursday and Friday 8th and 9th July, 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:
https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/sustainable-luxury-fashion-an-introduction/sustainable-luxury-fashion-an-introduction/
or go to 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

Minerva Natural Dye Workshop

Madder silks, Zoe Burt, photo by ,Marianne Wie
Madder silks, Zoe Burt, photo by ,Marianne Wie

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

For more details and how to book, open the link:
https://minervaworkshop.co.uk/workshops/natural-dyeing-with-kitchen-botanicals

Madder Natural Dye Workshop at The South London Botanical Institute

SLBI Madder workshop
SLBI Madder workshop

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
https://www.slbi.org.uk
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ
England
Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Email: info@slbi.org.uk
Web: www.slbi.org.uk
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