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

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

Planting, Harvesting and Working with Natural Dyes at The Remakery 51 Lilford Road, London SE5 9HY

Saturday April 20th, 11 – 4pm
£60

To book tickets, click on link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planting-harvesting-and-working-with-natural-dyes-tickets-59163819577

Ceres will be holding a day of dye garden creation and natural dye events.
Learn how to start your own natural dye garden, and practise natural dyeing with Ceres at the Remakery. The morning will be dedicated to growing a dye garden. We will be discussing some of the easier to grow indigenous dye plants, demonstrating ideas for making your own recycled containers, and planting seeds. Some of these seeds will be for the Remakery dye garden, and some will be available for you to take home in the containers.
Lunch
A picnic in Myatts Field Park (weather permitting)
Bring your own lunch or something to share
In the afternoon we will demonstrate how to set up natural dye vats using locally foraged and bio waste natural dyestuff. We will show you how to dye a variety of fabrics, to take home as samples. There will be opportunities to try different colour modifying ingredients, and a demonstration of eco solar dyeing.
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Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt are a trio of eco-conscious designers, with expert knowledge in dyeing and printing natural dyes onto fabric and paper. They have extensive experience in hosting creative workshops.

Ceres are currently Artists in Residence at MoDA. Their recent collaborations include natural dye workshops at the Orchid festival at Kew Gardens. They won a headline project for London Design Festival, “Town Hall textiles” as
part of Brixton Design trail, printing with plants & bio waste on textile and paper. As a trio, Flo, Lara and Zoë bring creativity, organisation, and a passion for sharing the excitement and properties of plant dyes to a wider audience.