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

23 March 2024 I Botanical Ink workshop I Worthing Museum

Saturday 1 – 4pm

Experiment with a range of prepared botanical inks made from kitchen waste and plant matter.

Discover how to make your own set of inks!

Explore mark-making and drawing techniques using simple kitchen chemistry to extend your colour range.

Be inspired by the museum collection to develop patterns and motifs.

To book please click on link below:

https://wtm.uk/events/botanical-inks-with-zoe-burt/

Worthing Museum, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP

A short walk from the train station and in walking distance of the sea, beach and promenade. Explore the permanent collections of Worthing Museum and temporary exhibitions. Explore the museum’s incredible costume collection with garments dating back to the early 17th century. Immerse yourself in art including fine examples of Pre-Raphaelite, Modern British and contemporary painting. Uncover buried archaeological treasures and learn about the ancient history of the area.

 

Cover Version – Group Show – Studio 73

Cover Version poster
Cover Version blueprints by Zoë Burt for Studio 73 group show

SIDE A:
I am deeply connected to blue and can’t stop making blueprints – a magical process of camera-less photography. Stairway to Heaven is an all time Ledzeppelin classic from 1971 (the year photos of the earth were first photographed and seen from the moon) the song threads a folkloric tale, otherworldly, connecting heaven and earth. This particular print is also inspired by the Lambeth visionary artist William Blake from a 1793 engraving ‘I want I want” from a tiny book called The Gates of Paradise for children. In an anthropocene age of consumersism this image playfully resounds with the restless human spirit

& SIDE B:
Sound and Vision by David Bowie contains the lyrics “Blue Blue Electric Blue”… that’s the colour of my room where I will live. Being a Lambeth resident for many moons, I resonant with this tune.. Electric Avenue – a nearby street and the first to get electric light in London; Davis Bowie’s connections to the Brixton area and my love of the colour blue and making cyanotype prints. Blueprinting or cyanotype is an exciting way to create an image using sunlight and water. Cyanobacteria emerged billions of years ago absorbing water molecules from hydrogen and releasing oxygen as a by product thereby conjuring the first life on earth – ultimate blind blue green algae visionaries in a way. Bowie sings ‘waiting for the gift of sound and vision’ – sometimes it flashes down and connects us and inspiration follows….

To order a print, please contact the gallery
Studio 73 website