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Old Market Manor, Barton Manor
Bristol, BS2 0RL

Artisan natural dye studio, using locally foraged and organically grown natural dyes, bio-regionally sourced cloth and paper and low impact traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. Offering limited edition gifts, bespoke services and a range of workshops to help creatives transition to using non-toxic practices and connecting communities with Nature using creativity as a medium.

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Bundle-Dyeing with Moat Farm Flowers, Suffolk

  • Moat Farm Dennington Woodbridge Suffolk IP13 8BZ United Kingdom (map)

A full day workshop, harvesting flowers from Moat Farm to imprint cloth with contemporary kaleidoscopic pattens and herbal essences, using the bundle-dye technique and a beautiful organic British-grown haboutai silk.

You may use your unique natural dye printed silk for making a scarf, cushion cover, ribbons, clothing or other creative project.

Bundle dyeing is an innovative process which by-passes the need for the dye pot, allowing for the direct transfer of plant dyes and their healing herbal qualities into cloth.

Using intuitive herbalism, we will make healing textiles aligned with each individual's needs.

With plant vinegars, steam and a variety of simple fold and bind techniques, a range of patterns can be achieved.

Along with gaining a new skill which you can repeat again and again for yourself, you will learn about intuitive herbalism, plant symbolism, natural dyeing, responsible foraging for local dyes and mordants, ceremonial textiles, and you will take away with you a beautifully natural dye printed silk cloth.

A lunch will be provided by Moat Farm Flowers and and included in the cost, along with all materials and a 50 x l40cm piece of organic British grown haboutai silk.

There will be additional meterage of the silk available for extra purchases in class.

Price: £110 per person, including lunch and a length of organic British grown silk.