4 June – 2 July 2024 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing and Printing Summer I Morley College

4 June – 2 July, 5 Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm, Morley College, Textile Studios, King Edward Walk, London SE1

Research seasonal natural dyeing on sustainable fabrics. Explore contemporary natural dye practice locally and globally with links to ritual, medicine and folklore. Utilise plants from the Morley dye garden. Develop with support an individual project to showcase your design development.

  • Experiment with a summer seasonal natural dye and print palette on a range of fibres
  • Develop an individual project for a textile artwork, fashion application or interior design
  • Research, discuss and use sustainable fabrics
  • Harvest plants from the Morley Dye Garden
  • Fee: £275 or £205 concession

For more information and to enrol:

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

4 June – 2 July 2024 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing and Printing Summer I Morley College

5 Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

Course code: W23TTSE02E

  • Full fee
    £275
  • Concession fee
    £205

Research seasonal natural dyeing on sustainable fabrics. Explore contemporary natural dye practice locally and globally with 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:

  • Experiment with a summer seasonal natural dye and print palette on a range of fibres
  • Develop an individual project for a textile artwork, fashion application or interior design
  • Research, discuss and use sustainable fabrics
  • Harvest plants from the Morley Dye Garden

For more information and to enrol, please click on the following link:

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

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

30 September – 4 October 2024 I Greek Art Holiday

Join our creative holiday on the Greek island of Nisyros.

Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. You will learn skills, create and collect material to explore  art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the seasons. Nisyros is a small  volcanic island in the middle of the Dodecanese complex. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. The week has been set up for creatives of all levels, to motivate and reconnect with nature. 

Cost: £550

For more details about the art holiday programme, travel and accommodation guidance and recommendations please visit :

https://loveyoursketchbook.com/index.html

 

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

18 April – 16 May 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring I Morley College

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.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02C

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

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

10 Jan – 7 Feb 2023 I Seasonal Natural Dyeing Winter I Morley College

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 fabric bases such as fine woven wool, peace silk and organic cotton and linen. Explore current thinking around issues of sustainability in textiles and current innovations including new fibre types.

Five Tuesdays, 10 – 4pm

£265

Course code: W22TTSE02B

61, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

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

 

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/