Experience the alchemical process of using botanical dyes from fresh flowers, to transform silk cloth & create herbal infused textile prints. Learn the contemporary "bundle dye" process, for direct application of plant dye colour, into cloth, using a simple steaming technique. Discover some of the healing qualities of the plants we work with and how they can influence our mood, health and wellness. Create a unique length of Botanical Inks printed cloth, using a special vegan organic British-grown "peace silk". To make into a scarf, pillowcase, ribbons or another creative project of your own. You are also welcome to bring along 100% silk items of your own to up-cycle.
You will leave with the knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle-dyed items again, using simple equipment which may be found in your kitchen at home. And with your own unique, natural dye printed length of silk.
A length of organic British-grown silk is provided and included in the ticket price. More will also be available for additional purchase. All other materials and equipment are also provided. You may wish to bring an apron or wear clothes which you don't mind getting messy, although the only mess will really be vinegar and flower petals and leaves. You may also wish to bring a notebook or camera to catalogue your creative journey.
Ticket Price: £65