Botanical Silk Dyeing plus Beginners Botanical Embroidery (Full Day)

TIMINGS: 9:45 arrival for start at 10am – ends approx 4pm with break for lunch.
In the morning you will learn how to create beautiful, colourful designs on British Peace Silk with dried or fresh botanicals as natural dyes, using a binding and steaming process. With this environmentally friendly process, you can achieve a variety of results using colours derived from just botanical elements. You will take away at least one finished silk scarf, a perfect and unique Christmas present for a friend or as an addition to your own wardrobe. You will have plenty of time to explore the creative process yourself. It is a very expressive way of working, so you can have fun with it!
After a break for lunch (we strongly recommend reserving a table in The Scented Botanist) you will spend the afternoon learning hand embroidery techniques and stitches to complete a botanical inspired hooped embroidery, perfect for a wall hanging or cushion cover. You will practice threading and tension techniques demonstrated by Tanya and Lesley who will be to hand for advice and guidance, while learning six key embroidery stitches. This is a perfect creative hobby that you can completely immerse yourself in, to relax away from any screen time.
Throughout the day, Tanya Glynn a Dorset based Fashion and Textiles designer and Lesley Davies, a locally based corset designer will be on hand to demonstrate and advise.
Please note: there will be an additional fee of £40 on the day to cover materials including coloured silk, linen fabric and threads. A selection of Embroidery kits and Bundle dying kits will be available to purchase on the day.
LOCATION: Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset DT11 9HZ
TOTAL PLACES: 6

£ 75.00

SKU: Silk & Embroidery Full Day Categories: ,
TIMINGS: 9:45 arrival for start at 10am – ends approx 4pm with break for lunch.
In the morning you will learn how to create beautiful, colourful designs on British Peace Silk with dried or fresh botanicals as natural dyes, using a binding and steaming process. With this environmentally friendly process, you can achieve a variety of results using colours derived from just botanical elements. You will take away at least one finished silk scarf, a perfect and unique Christmas present for a friend or as an addition to your own wardrobe.
Throughout the day, Tanya Glynn a Dorset based Fashion and Textiles designer who has instructed garment construction for over 10 years and Lesley Davies, a locally based corset designer will be on hand to demonstrate and advise.
The workshop which will take place in our cosy Aromadome, will start with an introduction to the flowers, roots, and pigments you will be using to dye the fabric. You will also discover which fabrics, botanical elements, soaps and mordants are best to use to help dyes stay colour fast. This will be followed by a demonstration of rolling and folding techniques, also an unravelling of a bundle to show the effects you can achieve.
You will then have some time to explore the creative process yourself. It is a very expressive way of working, so you can have fun with it! Tanya and Lesley will be around to help.
Once everyone has a bundle streaming on the pot, Tanya will talk through how to get the best out of the colour, including washing and care instructions. After an hour or so, and once the bundles have cooled, they can be unravelled and hung to dry. Before leaving, the fabric can be ironed ready for you to take it home.
After a break for lunch (we strongly recommend reserving a table in The Scented Botanist) you will spend the afternoon learning hand embroidery techniques and stitches to complete a botanical inspired hooped embroidery, perfect for a wall hanging or cushion cover. You will practice threading and tension techniques demonstrated by Tanya and Lesley, while learning six key embroidery stitches.
Once you have practiced and perfected the lazy daisy, satin, French knot, running, chain and back stitches, you will then copy a pre-printed design using copy paper on to a linen covered embroidery hoop, ready for you to demonstrate your new skills in hand embroidery. This is a perfect creative hobby that you can completely immerse yourself in, and develop over time if you wish.
Please note: there will be an additional fee of £40 on the day to cover materials including coloured silk, linen fabric and threads. A selection of Embroidery and Bundle dying kits will be available to purchase on the day.
LOCATION: Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset DT11 9HZ
TOTAL PLACES: 6