CYANOTYPE BLUEPRINTING 2
Course Code: VTX186B
1 May – 8 May, 2 Saturdays, 10 – 4pm
Morley College, Waterloo Centre
Learn to prepare a light sensitive blueprint solution and how to apply it to different surfaces effectively including paper and fabric. Use Morley garden as a source of inspiration. Students develop and experiment with various techniques to make unique images using this historical process and learn to remove the blue colour from prints and make brown-toned images. The course also investigates current practice and artists using cyanotype or blueprinting.
For more information and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk
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.
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.
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.
Learn to stitch a beautiful botanical design based on poppy herbarium specimens. Materials provided
Sunday 12th November
2 – 5 pm
£20 members/£25 non-members
booking essentail via www.slbi.org.uk
or call 0208 674 5787 by Thursday 9th November
Family friendly workshop introducing you to plants, dyes and printing techniques.
Handle pictures and objects sourced at Kew that bring the story of each community scroll to life.
Learn how to extract dyes from plants then use them to dye your own silk ribbon to take home.
The workshop will be run by textile artist and designer Zoe Burt.
Drop in to the Nash Conservatory on Sunday 22 October 2017 for a special day for families and children of all ages to celebrate the connections between the people and places along the Thames and the Hooghly River in India.