Join Babs Behan, founder of Botanical Inks, for a day of herbal bundle dyeing with local, seasonal flowers and plant dyes, in the heavenly location of Feed Bristol, Avon Wildlife Trust's community food-growing project in Stapleton, Bristol.
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, using simple kitchen equipment, you will learn about intuitive herbalism, plant symbolism, natural dyeing, responsible foraging for local dyes and mordants and take away with you a beautifully natural dye printed silk cloth.
Price: £65 / Conc's £58
Includes all materials and a 50 x 140cm piece of pre-mordanted organic British grown haboutai silk, teas, coffee and plant based sweet things.
Notes: There will be additional meterage of the silk available for extra purchase on the day.
This workshop will take place in an outdoor space, under canvas. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather. You may also wish to bring an apron, gloves or wear clothing which you do not mind getting messy, however this will not be a very messy workshop.
For further info contact Babs at: firstname.lastname@example.org