Nature’s Palette: Natural Dye & Botanical Print Weekend (Sept)

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: 100% cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool. Please don’t bring man-made fibres as these do not take the colour well.

PLEASE NOTE : 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 Manson works from her studio in Sussex where she makes textiles and works on paper. Her garden is an extension of the studio where she grows and processes plants for natural dyeing. Her practice engages deeply with the act of making, an exploration of materials and the natural world. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art, design and craft. Whether working with paper or cloth she explores colour relationships, placement and composition and the juxtaposition of materials and textures. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central St Martins and Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art. She exhibits her work in museums and galleries and runs workshops and courses for people of all ages and abilities.

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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: 100% cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool. Please don’t bring man-made fibres as these do not take the colour well.

PLEASE NOTE : 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 Manson works from her studio in Sussex where she makes textiles and works on paper. Her garden is an extension of the studio where she grows and processes plants for natural dyeing. Her practice engages deeply with the act of making, an exploration of materials and the natural world. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art, design and craft. Whether working with paper or cloth she explores colour relationships, placement and composition and the juxtaposition of materials and textures. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central St Martins and Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art. She exhibits her work in museums and galleries and runs workshops and courses for people of all ages and abilities.

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