During the London Craft Week, STORE STORE will focus on Natural Dye. Besides the short drop in workshops in the Yard we also offer a full day Saturday Workshop in the STORE STORE. In this workshop you will be able to Naturally Dye your own organic cotton bag * item included in the price *. Explore seasonal colours from plants and pattern a textile bag to take home with you. Use colour collected locally or grown and bio-waste from London cafes including avocado stones, onion skins and heritage dye plant roots such as madder, Rubia tinctorum and weld flowers and stems. Develop swatches of colour samples, experience solar dyeing and simple chemistry techniques to change and alter hues. Decorate your bag with stitches plant dyed onto peace silk threads.
This workshop is run by Zoë Burt and Marianne Wie. Zoë Burt is an artist, designer, collaborator, educator and author. Marianne Wie is an artist, freelance photographer and feature writer specialising in culture and design for Scandinavian and British press. Together they collaborated on their book Nature Journal www.loveyoursketchbook.com and develop creative projects and experiences inspired by nature in UK, Norway and Greece involving plant colour, textiles, photography and sculpture. Individually and collectively they have their own creative studio practice and devise workshops for design meets horticulture venues connecting people with nature and their environment.
This workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 12+). Attendance at the workshop costs £35 (£25 students) with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for the local state school students.