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.
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
Course code: W22TTSE01B
For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster-2/
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
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