Join Babs Behan, author of "Botanical Inks Plant-To-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects", for an evening of bundle dyeing with flowers and plant materials, in this beautiful private residence in rural Ibiza.
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 herbal qualities into cloth. 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 to make into a scarf.
Price: £65/ £60 Conc's
Includes all materials and a 50 x 140cm piece of pre-mordanted organic British grown haboutai silk, teas, coffee and plant based snacks. Print-outs will also be provided to remind you of this process for your continued practise.
Notes: There will be additional meterage of the silk and signed copies of the new Botanical Inks book available for extra purchase on the day.
This workshop will take place in an outdoor space, under cover. 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