Introduction to Natural Dye
Sat 2 July 2022, 10.30am - 4pm
Create your own naturally dyed fabrics by experimenting with seasonal ingredients, fruits, flowers and food waste with artist Ffion Taverner.
Ffion will introduce you to the properties of natural ingredients and the effects they create and guide you in extracting colour by pressing flowers, drawing with petals and staining with berries. You will manipulate materials with natural modifiers, creating a range of colours and textures, and use ingredients such as lemons as natural bleach to create layers and narrative to your fabric. You will also sample immersion dyeing.
Ffion will introduce the process of preparing fabric for dyeing using mordants. You will leave the workshop having experimented with several techniques to create a swatch book of multiple sized samples created with natural fabrics including silk and cotton.
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About the tutor
Ffion Tavener graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2017 and since has dedicated her practice to working with Natural Dyes, which are often sourced from her surroundings between rural Wales and the North of England. Ffion has recently completed an instructional artist residency specialising in Natural Dyes with Arquetopia in Peru, 2019, which explored the tradition of colour within Peruvian culture.
Ffion has recently been running multiple workshops in different venues across the North of England, sharing her natural dye practices to the public. She has worked with The Plant Room, Leeds; The Bukky Baldwin Shop at The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester; and in Sheffield collaborating with florists, in particular Orchis Floral Design. These workshops have experimented with floral and food waste as well as seasonal foraged ingredients.