Forage, create natural dues and print UK-grown and made organic textiles
Learn to harness environmentally sustainable colour from your landscape in our foraging, dye-making and surface application workshops.
Learn how to use this simple " Bundle Dyeing" bind and steam technique, to create your own unique designs, using no toxic, synthetic chemicals or heavy metals, as part of a sustainable creative practice. Choose from a variety of dried and fresh flowers and plants to achieve a range of colours, explore intuitive herbalism, flower symbolism and natural dyeing. Leave with the skills to make your own bundle dyed items and with a beautifully hand-dyed length of organic British silk, with which you may make a scarf, cushion cover or other project.
Take pleasure in gathering wild plants, harvesting organic produce and re-using food waste for creative textile design. Using renewable energy to power our stoves and a chemical-free process which is both safe for participants' use and for the Earth. And locally sourced fibres, which have been organically grown in England.
Botanical Inks provides a pioneering model for circular textile production systems in the UK, based on human-scale and biologically nutritious design. A length of organic British silk will be provided and included in class for you to use, and there will also be more available to buy at an additional cost, at £28 per metre, also available by the 1/2 metre.
Tea and coffee will be provided. You may wish to bring extra snacks. Wear clothes which you can get messy.
This postcode will take you to the wrong end of Barton Road, please go to other end. The building is a three-storey redbrick building with red roller opposide the Barley Mow.
Parking outside the studio is free after 5pm and at the weekends.
The studio does not have central heating and can get a little chilly so please make sure to bring warm shoes and sweaters.