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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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London: Floral Dyeing Workshop @ Barbican Centre

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Use fresh flowers to naturally dye fabric in this eco–conscious workshop with artisan dye studio, Botanical Inks.

Learn the contemporary "bundle dye" process, for direct application of plant dye colour from flowers and plant materials into cloth, using a simple steaming technique.

Create a unique length of Botanical Inks printed cloth, using a special organic British-grown "peace silk" to make into a scarf, pillowcase, ribbons or other creative project of your own.

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, and with your own unique, natural dye printed length of silk.

Price inc materials: £65

Rediscover traditional crafts with a modern twist, learn a new skill and meet the makers behind some of our favourite products.

The Barbican Shop are hosting an exciting new series of summer workshops on the theme of making and craftsmanship.

Make! is a celebration of innovation and creativity in craft. We're working with the creme de la creme of contemporary makers; those with a modern take on conventional crafts such as weaving, casting and bookbinding, and those redefining it entirely with groundbreaking processes and exciting new materials.

Following our Makers programme, Make! seeks to further the Barbican's support of up and coming design talent, challenge perceptions of craft and inspire you to try something new.

Tickets are now on sale here.

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