Would you like to know how to extract dye colours from local flowers and plants to transform your clothes? Do you like learning about plants, textiles and herbalism?
Experience the alchemical process of using botanical dyes from fresh flowers, to transform silk cloth & create herbal infused textile prints.
Join us for an evening with botanical + mineral artist, Babs Behan to discover and enjoy the therapeutic art of eco-printing, using healing flowers and plants to transfer botanical inks, to create direct colour and print on cloth.
Learn the contemporary "bundle dye" process, for direct application of plant dye colour, into cloth, using a simple steaming technique and discover some of the healing qualities of the plants we work with and how they can affect our mood, health and wellness.
Create a unique length of Botanical Inks printed cloth, using a special vegan organic British "peace silk". To make into a scarf, pillow case, ribbons or another creative project of your own. You are also welcome to bring along 100% silk items of your own to up-cycle.
You will leave with the knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle-dyed items again, using simple equipment which may be found in your kitchen at home. And with your own unique, natural dye printed length of silk.
During this workshop you will :
- Make a length floral dye printed organic British-grown Silk to make a scarf or cushion cover.
- Contemporary artisan textile craft
- Luxury sustainable materials inc natural dyes, flower petals, medicinal plants and organic fabrics
- Learn a new printmaking skill which you can practise again from home with everyday equipment and local flowers and plants
- Learn about intuitive herbalism and natural dyes
Notes: A length of organic British-grown silk is provided and included in the ticket price. More will also be available for additional purchase. All other materials and equipment are also provided. You may wish to bring an apron or wear clothes which you don't mind getting messy, although the only mess will really be vinegar and flower petals and leaves. You may also wish to bring a notebook or camera to catalogue your creative journey.
A floral based cocktail & organic raw chocolate cake will be served