Natural Dye Workshop

27.04.2024, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Alice Burnhope


Cockpit Deptford 18-22 Creekside Deptford London, SE8 3DZ

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Learn about natural dyeing with food waste and print your own silk scarf with Alice, textile designer

Welcome to Alice’s textile workshop!

The workshop starts with an overview of natural dyeing using food waste. In the first hour you’ll learn how to prepare fabrics for dyeing, understand the purpose of mordants and prepare dye baths. Under Alice’s guidance, you’ll dye fabrics in a variety of colours.

In the second hour, you’ll explore ‘bundle dyeing’ and ‘hapazome’ techniques to create patterns on fabric and paper. Towards the end of the workshop you’ll experiment with painting with natural dyes onto paper and card. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to botanically dye your own silk scarf.

Throughout the workshop Alice will share her expertise on sustainable practices and the therapeutic benefits of working with natural materials. It’s a hands-on experience that combines creativity with environmental awareness. Join Alice for an informative and creative session and return home with your creations and an online guide!

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