9 January – 6 February 2024 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing and Printing Winter I Morley College

5 Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

Course code: W23TTSE02C

Create a natural dye palette using plant extracts and seasonal foraging. Print with natural dye extracts and print discharge methods to remove colour and create pattern. Experiment with a range of pattern and mark making techniques on various fabrics. Explore current thinking around issues of sustainability in textiles.

  • Dye fabric using natural dye extracts
  • Print with natural dye extracts
  • Over print & discharge print using natural methods
  • Develop simple screen print designs using stencils
  • Explore and understand natural processes in contemporary textile practice

For more information and to book:

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-and-printing-winter/

Full fee £275, Concession fee £205

Morley College is a leading adult education college near Waterloo, London, SE1 7HT

Online I Inspirational Natural Dyeing for Textiles I West Dean College of Arts, Design, Craft and Conservation

Inspirational natural dyeing for textiles

Explore the abundance of plants that yield colour to use in natural dyeing fabric. You are introduced to fabric types and preparation, mordants, modifiers, seasonal colour, heritage dye plants and botanical extracts. Practical demonstrations offer guidance on how to create dye baths and test and document colours. Inspirational samples show the range of possibilities starting with botanical waste from your kitchen.

Ability: Beginners
The minimum time required to watch and respond to the video content and complete the tasks is 9 hours. The tutor also recommends how you can develop your work further so that you can continue to use the skills acquired on this course for future projects. Six months of online access to all of the course content.

£47

9 April – 7 May 2024 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing and Printing Spring I Morley College

5 Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

Course code: W23TTSE02D

Grow and identify dye plants and utilise the Morley 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.

  • Experiment with seasonal plant dyeing and printing on a range of fibres
  • Identify dye plants, grow dye plant seedlings and design a dye garden
  • Explore botanical contact printing, eco printing and solar dyeing
  • Test natural dye mordants and modifiers
  • Investigate global dye practitioners and fibreshed models

Full fee £275, Concession fee £205

For more information and to enrol, click on link below:

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-and-printing-spring/seasonal-natural-dyeing-and-printing-spring/

Morley College is a leading adult education college near Waterloo, London, SE1 7HT

 

6 June – 4 July 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Summer I Morley College

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.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm
£265
Course code : W22TTSE02D

20 – 23 April 2023 I Mixed Media and Textile Journalling I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

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.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/slw12712-mixed-media-and-textile-journalling

 

14 + 21 January 2023 I Natural Dyeing TASTER I Morley College

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. This is a fun introduction and can stand alone or be followed up with Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring, learning how to identify and grow dye plants that yield colour.

Two Saturdays, 10 – 4pm

£105

Course code: W22TTSE01B

For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster-2/

 

4 Oct – 8 Nov 2022 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Autumn I Morley College

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 them as modifiers. Create a bespoke record book of harmonious colours from nature. Harvest plants from the Morley dye garden. Review natural dyeing, past and present through active learning, fabric samples, presentations, books, and digital resources. This course can be taken individually or sign up for the termly Seasonal Natural Dyeing Winter, Spring and Summer

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02A

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/seasonal-natural-dyeing-autumn/

 

5 – 9 September 2022 I Art Holiday I Nisyros I Greece

ART HOLIDAY

£400

Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. Together with the artists behind the book Nature Journal, you will create and collect material to explore in different art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the season.

The workshops have been set up for beginners and art professionals to inspire, motivate and reconnect with nature. During the workshops we will introduce you to techniques which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage plants and respectfully gather materials for inspiration and use.

Nisyros is a small  volcanic island in Greece, in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, it is said to have emerged after a series of successive eruptions. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage.

For more information about how to get there and recommendations of where to stay, photos and previous participant reviews visit http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html

2 + 9 July 2022 I Print with Natural Dye Extracts I Morley College

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.

Two Saturdays, 10 – 4pm

Course code: W21TTSE03A

£100

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

For more info and to enrol:

https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/print-with-natural-dye-extracts-2/

 

 

23 September 2022 I Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanicals I Royal Horticultural Society

Discover the joy of natural dyeing and creating colour from plants readily available from your own kitchen, garden or allotment. Explore the history of this fascinating heritage craft and learn about contemporary practice in this field. Come away with a beautiful colour card of swatches and recipes and the confidence to further experiment on your own. Enjoy a beautiful day in stunning surroundings

10.30 – 3.30pm Friday

RHS Garden, Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford CM3 8RA

https://gardentickets.rhs.org.uk/rhshh/sessions.aspx?tid=40

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall/viewevent?EFID=2806&ESRC=CMS