What do we think?

Keen to get crafty? Join the lovely Flora Arbuthnott for a superb natural dyeing workshop – using the plants and flowers of our countryside to create gorgeous silk pieces in a variety of soft, beautiful hues. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your artistic repertoire in a friendly, small group setting. Flora will take you through the dyeing process – from choosing the plants themselves to experimenting with a variety of dyeing techniques – to colour your one-of-a-kind pieces. This is set to be a whirlwind introductory day, giving you a taste of the endless potential of nature and creativity combined. You will leave with a set of colour samples, your own naturally dyed fabric ready to make a scarf or cushion, and (we suspect) the colour bug!

What do they say?

“This is an introduction to processes through which you can achieve colours from plants that grow all around us… We will go for a walk and see what natural dye plants are available to us in the landscape, we can gather some plants for the dye pot. These are softer earthy colours – the colours of our landscape.”

Where is it?

The Tallet Studios, Calmsden, Cirencester, GL7 5ET

When is it?

10.00am – 4.00pm, on Saturday 8th September or Saturday 10th November 2018

How much is it?

£89 including two pieces of organic silk, and colour samples of all the plants which will be used on the day. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch and an apron. Additional fabric may be purchased on the day, and you are welcome to bring small pieces of fabric with you.

Where can you find out more?

Intrigued? Click here for full details and to book your place. Spaces are limited so book swiftly to avoid missing out!

Not quite what you’re looking for?

To see more from Flora Arbuthnott, click here. Flora is also running an Introduction to Indigo Dyeing & Japanese Shibori on Sunday 10th November, following her natural dyeing workshop – additional details here. Participants may book both workshop days for a total of £160.

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