17th and 19th October 2019 
School of Sustainability at The Bukky Baldwin Shop
The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
Fancy learning how to extract colour from botanical ingredients creating a wide variety of shades, patterns and textures onto swatches of natural fabrics?  Come and join me!
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Natural Dyes an Exploration 
This workshop will all be about experimentation and play. We will be working with the bundle technique, working with seasonal and readily available natural ingredients, this workshop is designed for you to explore these techniques and experiment to create seasonal colours on cloth.

A starting point

An interaction with fabric.

An interaction with the outside, 

tying

looping

hanging

placing

a physical approach

Collecting ingredients 

hanging, arranging & matching 

do they sit together? 

do they communicate?

boiling, steaming, pressing. 

collecting again. 

starting to become a cycle 

a cycle of ingredients

like a growth 

naturally growing 

becoming a space 

Earthly pigment -

bleeding

fighting

falling

resting

a growth

Spotting spaces

out in the landscape 

drawn, circular

ritual,

cycle,

continuity 

Burnt ground,  new material to draw

 

from landscape to fabric

a connection in colour 

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