5 hour class
We are teaming up with Flora Arbuthnott of steam and colour to bring you an introduction to bundle dyeing using natural dyes and plants.
During the course you will learn how to create beautiful patterns and prints on fabric using flowers, leaves, roots, and barks through a binding and steaming process. You will take home with a length of silk that can be used to make either a scarf, pillowcase, bags, or you can even just frame it.
The great thing about this workshop is that everything that you have learnt during the course can be re-created at home.
You will leave with the knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle–dyed items, using simple equipment which can be found in your kitchen.
The workshop fee includes a one meter piece of silk plus all workshop materials, there will be additional silk to buy on the day should you wish to make more than one piece.
Flora Arbuthnott is a natural dyer, grower, and forager. Who explores the land through gathering wild dye plants, fungi, lichen, and algae, as well as growing plants to produce a variety of vibrant colours using non toxic plant based processes.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Design Me Textiles
Design ME Textiles is a londons first 24/7 open access textiles studio based in Brixton.
We offer textiles facilities, workshops and services to all those in the fashion and textiles industry whether you are a beginner and want to learn the craft of printing onto textiles or a brand who want to print their own fabric!
Our experienced staff at Design ME Textiles share their techniques and passion for printing through our workshops and courses suitable for all abilities, from beginner’s classes covering the basics, to more advanced processes.
All materials are included. You are welcome to bring a small quantity of natural fibres to dye. Animal fibres do take the colour better. If you do wish to bring plant fibres, I recommend you soak these in soy milk over night and then dry the soy milk in to the fabric.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.