Workshops & Walks

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Consultancy

I offer consultancy on natural dyeing, wild food, and printmaking from £40/hour. This can be via skype, or in person.

Private Wild Plant Walks

A holistic and practical approach to wild plants. Learn about all the edible wild plants that grow around us. Explore the possibilities of wild natural dye plants, and the medicinal properties of wild plants.

Walks in Devon or a venue of your choice.

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Private Workshops

Learn about the Indigo Dye Vat, Japanese Shibori stitch, fold and clamp resist dyeing, natural dyeing, bundle dyeing, natural mordants and modifiers, and wild and locally grown dye plants.

At The Tallet Studios, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5ET or a venue of your choice.

Workshops, Walks, and Talks

Upcoming & Ongoing:

  • Wild Plant Walk - Wednesday 17th April, Battersea Park London. A walk around Battersea Park identifying all the wild an cultivated plants that can be used for making dyes. 

  • Bundle Dyeing Workshop with DesignMe, Brixton, Saturday 20th April. An Introduction to Bundle Dyeing. 

  • Drawing Workshops with Crafted @Dartington, at Way With Words Festival, July. More info TBC

  • Bi-Monthly regular workshops At The Tallet Studios, Gloucestershire. Including  Introduction to Natural Dyeing Workshops, Indigo and Shibori Workshops, and Printmaking Workshops. 

Recently:

2018

  • Teaching Natural Dyeing in the wardrobe department at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Integrating plant dyeing in to period costume making. 

  • Workshops with Dartington. Working with fresh plant materials from the garden. We harvested fresh flowers and leaves from the gardens to create a variety of colours. The highlight for me was working with the fresh woad. 

  • Natural Dyeing Events with Heaps & Stacks in London. Bringing plant based practices in to the middle of the city. 

  • Facilitating Natural Dyeing with children for Somerset Art Works and We The Curious in Bristol.

  • Facilitating Natural Dyeing for Jo Malone, working with fragrance plants. 

  • Wild Plant Walks with Bristol Walk Fest

  • Workshops and walks for London Craft Club

  • Workshops at The Old Kennels, Devon

2017

  • Natural Colour Workshop for Clarks Shoes

  • Wild Food Walks in Bristol and Devon. 

  • Workshops at - ‘A Landscape of Objects’ at Lytes Cary with Somerset Art Works

  • Workshop with Ronan’s Trust, St Werberghs City Farm

  • Workshops and walks at Fire in The Mountain Festival

  • Talk - South West Herb Group

  • Talk and Workshop with Toby’s Garden Festival

  • Workshops and events at @Bristol

  • Workshops at The Old Kennels, Devon

  • Workshops and walks for London Craft Club

  • Natural Colour Workshop for Sunspell

  • Dyeing with Flowers Demonstration For BBC Countryfile

  • Growing Dye Plants Interview on BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time

  • Wild Plant Walks with Bristol Walk Fest

2016

  • Indigo Dyeing with Stitched Up Coop, Manchester.

  • Working with Amaranth, Museum of Rural Life

  • Workshops and walks for London Craft Club

  • Writing, Common Ground

  • Printmaking - Craft Bath

  • Printmaking - Bristol Folk House

  • Wild Plants Interview on BBC Radio Bristol

  • Wild Plant Walks with Bristol Walk Fest

  • Workshops at The Old Kennels, Devon