Native natural dye workshops in Bristol and the South West. Learn how to forage for dyes, extract colour, and dye uk grown cloth.
Learn how to identify dye plants. Explore the possibilities of sustainable textiles harnessing local renewable materials.
ARTISAN Natural dye studio, Bristol, uk
Natural dye services, workshops & private tuition. Prioritising local, organic, biodegradable materials.
Botanical Inks provides contemporary traditional artisan natural dyeing services from our Bristol based studio.
Including natural dyeing for textiles, clothing and paper products, and a range of surface application techniques, including Shibori tie-dyeing, bundle dyeing with flowers and plant material, organic indigo vat dyeing, block printing and screen printing with natural dye inks, Hapazome and ice-flower dyeing.
We also tour the UK, providing natural dye workshops, and offer private tuition to suit individual requirements and interests.
We harness environmentally sustainable colour from the local landscape, gathering wild plants, harvesting organic produce and re-cycling farm & food waste to extract colour, along with well sourced exotic natural dye extracts.
We prefer to use organic, locally manufactured fibres for our textiles and paper products, and work with a range of local suppliers of organic unbleached British grown peace silk, local organic wool and recycled unbleached paper.
Prioritising local, renewable materials & low-impact processes, for creating natural colour and pattern, without the use of toxic synthetic chemicals or heavy metals, as part of a plant-based, non-toxic, circular design practice.
Transition your creative practice with us.