Wild Colour Foraging Walk by London Craft Club - crafts in London
Wild Colour Foraging Walk by London Craft Club - crafts in London

Wild Colour Foraging Walk

by London Craft Club

4 reviews
4 reviews
Discover the flowers, leaves, roots, and barks growing all around London, that can be used to create natural dyes and colour.

Floristry Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Hampstead NW3

Wild Colour Foraging Walk
by London Craft Club

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Classes

2 hour workshop

Evening

Even in London, there are plants we can use creatively all around us. Join natural dye expert, Flora on this guided walk, where you'll learn how to identify and harvest natural dye plants, as well as some edible and medicinal plants that grow all around us. She'll share how best to harvest wild plants, and how to spot good places for gathering. This is a wonderful way to explore the green side of London and the secrets of the plants around you!

There's no need to use chemical dyes and washing machines to create colours on fabric when you can use natural foraged materials. Flora creates beautiful colours using nothing but plant based dyes and mordants (fixatives).

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Did you know?

Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources-roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood-and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens.
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Sarah
2 May
A really informative couple of hours on natural plant dyes, both suitable plants and basic techniques. Flora really knows her stuff. The only slight disappointment was that the sale of the workshop implied that we would actually be foraging, and we weren't, just walking around the park having plants pointed out to us.
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Tamara
7 May
Very informative and inspiring. Especially the tips on natural ideas for mordants instead of the poisonous chemicals that are often used and promoted.

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Sarah
2 May
A really informative couple of hours on natural plant dyes, both suitable plants and basic techniques. Flora really knows her stuff. The only slight disappointment was that the sale of the workshop implied that we would actually be foraging, and we weren't, just walking around the park having plants pointed out to us.
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Tamara
7 May
Very informative and inspiring. Especially the tips on natural ideas for mordants instead of the poisonous chemicals that are often used and promoted.
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Catherine
2 May
A really interesting walk covering a lot of plants. It was also really useful to see examples of dyed fabrics and what to expect. It would have been nice to have a bit more information in the booklet as it was minimal.
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Caroline
2 May
Flora was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna around Battersea Park and had brought some naturally dyed wool and fabric samples from a huge variety of plants. We didn't do any plant foraging though which was the impression I had from reading the event information prior to the evening walk.

Class location

Hampstead
Hampstead
Hampstead
NW3
London

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Wild Colour Foraging Walk by London Craft Club - crafts in London

About your host, London Craft Club

London is a hub of creativity, culture, and of course, craft, but it’s also a terrible time thief. London Craft Club founder, Sonia, used to be a member of an awesome little group called Crafty Mums. They were creative, crafty, motivated and united in their interests – but only once in all the years of meeting did they do any actual crafting together! Work, commuting, parenting and all the rest seemed to leave no time to do all the fabulous craft projects that were possible.

Sonia really believed that crafting can be so good for you. Good for socialising, good for sustainability, good for creativity, good for happiness. So she started London Craft Club. It’s a friendly, fun place for you to easily try new crafts or pick up an old one in lots of different London venues. No fuss, no bother, you can rock up with just your lovely self and leave with an amazing finished piece you’ve made in just a couple of hours. We’ve got all the right kit, equipment and templates you could possibly need, so you can focus on enjoying the crafting and making.

Sonia studied Glass and Sculpture at University, and sews, knits and even welds from time to time. She also spend many years working in education in all sorts of unusual and informal environments, so London Craft Club has grown out of her twin love of teaching and making. Along the way she's also met some great craft teachers , and shared her teaching skills with them too.

So welcome to the Club – come along to one of the crafty sessions soon and get in on the craft thing!

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Notes

Your ticket includes: a 2 hour guided walk led by Flora, a set of illustrated colour notes to take away with you, a cotton tote to collect plants and carry your bits and bobs. This walk will be in Battersea Park. We will send you the location of the meeting point a few days before the walk and we'll have a flag so you can spot us. This is an outdoor activity, so please choose sensible footwear and check the weather when you decide what to wear!

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Wild Colour Foraging Walk
by London Craft Club
2 hour workshop