Nature’s Palette: Natural Dye & Botanical Print Weekend

Deborah Manson
£90

Join artist Deborah Manson for this new weekend course that will introduce you to the gentle art of natural dye and botanical print using seasonal plants and food waste. You will experiment with different plant materials to produce a range of botanical colour samples on cotton, silk and linen and experiment with two different techniques to produce prints onto fabric: bundle dye and hand painting using colour modifiers.

Over the weekend Deborah will demonstrate techniques, share her own work, her library of botanical colour and her passion for growing plants and natural dye.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

Most materials and equipment are supplied although students will need to bring the following along: a selection of white or natural coloured fabrics, new or pre-used: 100% cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool. Please don’t bring man-made fibres as these do not take the dye well.

*YOU WILL BE DYEING SMALL PIECES OF FABRIC AND ALTHOUGH IT IS GOOD TO TRY A RANGE OF DIFFERENT FIBRES IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE ALL OF THE ABOVE.
*COTTON/LINEN FABRICS MUST BE PRE-WASHED AT A HIGH TEMPERATURE, SILK AND WOOL MUST BE PRE-WASHED AT RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE.

You will also need: rubber gloves, an apron and foraged / waste plant materials as advised in advance of the course.

Deborah is an artist and maker based in East Sussex. Her practice is studio based and incorporates collage, drawing, print and textiles – including growing and processing her own natural dyes. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect, incorporating inexpensive paper, re purposed textiles and natural dye – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art and craft. Her work is informed by the belief that artists have a responsibility to make conscious decisions about materials, approaches to making and their impact on the environment. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central at Central St Martins and went on to work as a designer and teacher. In 2016 she gained her MA in textiles from Chelsea college of art.

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Join artist Deborah Manson for this new weekend course that will introduce you to the gentle art of natural dye and botanical print using seasonal plants and food waste. You will experiment with different plant materials to produce a range of botanical colour samples on cotton, silk and linen and experiment with two different techniques to produce prints onto fabric: bundle dye and hand painting using colour modifiers.

Over the weekend Deborah will demonstrate techniques, share her own work, her library of botanical colour and her passion for growing plants and natural dye.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

Most materials and equipment are supplied although students will need to bring the following along: a selection of white or natural coloured fabrics, new or pre-used: 100% cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool. Please don’t bring man-made fibres as these do not take the dye well.

*YOU WILL BE DYEING SMALL PIECES OF FABRIC AND ALTHOUGH IT IS GOOD TO TRY A RANGE OF DIFFERENT FIBRES IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE ALL OF THE ABOVE.
*COTTON/LINEN FABRICS MUST BE PRE-WASHED AT A HIGH TEMPERATURE, SILK AND WOOL MUST BE PRE-WASHED AT RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE.

You will also need: rubber gloves, an apron and foraged / waste plant materials as advised in advance of the course.

Deborah is an artist and maker based in East Sussex. Her practice is studio based and incorporates collage, drawing, print and textiles – including growing and processing her own natural dyes. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect, incorporating inexpensive paper, re purposed textiles and natural dye – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art and craft. Her work is informed by the belief that artists have a responsibility to make conscious decisions about materials, approaches to making and their impact on the environment. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central at Central St Martins and went on to work as a designer and teacher. In 2016 she gained her MA in textiles from Chelsea college of art.

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