Bundle Dyeing with Flowers and Plants, with Botanical Inks

Hosted by Babs Behan 18 May, 6.30 - 9pm, £55 

Join Selvedge and Botanical Inks to explore natural methods of dyeing through foraging and creating your own colour and pattern on cloth.

Using the 'bundle dyeing' bind and steam technique, Babs will guide you through the process of creating your design. With a length of organic British silk, you'll choose dried and fresh flowers and plants to create pattern, colour and texture. The colours will be fixed using the workshop's renewable energy powered stoves completing this sustainable, environmentally friendly process. 

During the workshop, Babs will discuss intuitive herbalism, flower symbolism and offer guidance on gathering wild plants, harvesting organic produce and re-using food waste for your future projects. She will also be on hand to offer information about the sustainable methods and materials used by Botanical Inks.

A length of organic British silk will be provided, more available to purchase at an additional cost of £28/metre.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Please wear clothes which you can get messy.
The class will have a maximum of 14 participants.

The Bristol Textile Quarter, 1A Barton Road, Bristol, BS2 0LF*

*This postcode will take you to the wrong end of Barton Road, the building is a three-storey redbrick building with red roller opposite the Barley Mow. Parking outside the studio is free after 5pm and at the weekends. The studio does not have central heating and can get a little chilly so please make sure to bring warm shoes and sweaters.