NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOPS
Learn how to create beautiful textile designs using natural materials. Identify, grow, and use locally abundant colour producing plants for textile projects. Connect more closely to where your clothes and textiles come from, become a part of the natural systems we live within, by learning how to identify and use plants for textile crafts. Demonstrating a small scale DIY alternative to fast fashion, the polluting chemical dye industry and toxic, water hungry cotton production.
Once you have been to the Introduction to Dyeing with Organic Indigo workshop, you are welcome to come back and use the vat during introductory indigo workshops half price.
This is an opportunity to enjoy the use of the organic indigo dye vat without having to have and maintain one yourself! Wood blocks, pegs, clamps, string, and rubber bands for Japanese Shibori will be freely available to use.
Bring clothes to customise or up-cycle, pre-stitched shibori, and textile projects you seek to develop. I will have some organic cotton, linen, and silk for sale.
Contact me for the booking code. Cost: £15.
Monthly evening and day workshops
Seasonal Wild Plant Walks
Come on a foraging walk to learn about practical uses for wild plants, including natural dye plants.
Wild Plant Walks - monthly walks along the river Frome, Bristol
A walk along the river learning about wild foods, dyes, and medicines. Learn how to make a meal from wild food. Enjoy the first bright fiery shoots of the year. Learn an array of edible spring plants, and how to identity the poisons you could mistake them for.
Cost: £20. Meeting in Eastville Park. Tuesday 7th March 3.30 - 5pm, Tuesday 4th April 5 - 6.30pm, Tuesday 2nd May 6.30 - 8pm
Foraging Walk & Wild Food Lunch - Monthly seasonal walks in Bere Ferrers, Devon
A short walk learning how to identify wild edible spring plants, that are growing in the hedgerow and riverside, and the poisonous plants you could mistake them for. Ending with a delicious meal at The Old Plough Inn sampling the wild food we find.
Cost: £35. Meeting at Bere Ferrers Train Station (15 minutes from Plymouth) 11th March, 8th April, 6th May
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Much of the plants we use are grown by us of gathered from the wild places. You are welcome to come and help out at the garden. Please get in touch if you would like to join us.