A relaxing, inspiring and joyful creative experience working with colourful seasonal flowers and natural materials for multi-sensory bundle dyeing
with mindful foraging, crafting techniques and guided plant connection practices.
A 1/2 day workshop of 2.5 hours, with a foraging element to harvest flowers from the Boconnoc gardens, with guidance for responsible harvesting techniques and a plant connection/grounding exercise.
A bundle dyeing demonstration and practical session to dye an organic UK-grown unbleached peace silk scarf (50 x 140cm) with flowers from the garden and the addition of some organic traditional dye extracts.
While the bundles steam for an hour I will lead a rose tea guided plant meeting, followed by a cream tea and an opportunity to socialise, talk more about natural dyeing and show samples or different techniques.
“Babs Behan is a natural dyer and specialist of non-toxic natural dyeing, inks and printmaking and bioregional regenerative textile systems, Author of “Botanical Inks Plant-To-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects” (Quadrille 2018), Founder of Botanical Inks non-toxic natural dye studio and the Bristol Cloth project, as seen on BBC News, BBC Countryfile & Sky News.
Her clients include: the Saatchi Gallery, Tate Museum, Facebook London, Jo Malone, V&A Museum, Hauser + Wirth, Ace Hotel, Soho Farmhouse, Lush LTD, Barbican Centre, Selvedge Magazine & Fashion and Textiles Museum London amongst many others.”
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