"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones."
- Bruce Garrabrandt
DIY Mothers Day gift | Botanically dyed silk scarf
Time & Location
About the Event
-Natural dye books
DIY Card kit
-Recyled card and envelope
-native pressed flowers
-Fresh and dried flowers
Its well documented how synthetics dyes are harmful to the natural environment and there is such beauty and scope to natural dye. It is how we have always made colour prior to the patenting of synthetics dye in 1865. It's a similar process to steeping tea and brings a sense of peace and slowness to the day in the same way.
When I first started using natural dye I was surprised by the plethora of colours you can gain from unusual places. One of my favorite books is called 'Make Ink' by Jason Lagon and he speaks about this in detail, about how you can make dye from just about anything. In this workshop, we will be looking at it from a medicinal and forged view.
I will bring along all my natural dye books to give different perspectives on the process, these books have taught me everything I know. I also encourage anyone to bring flowers from their own garden or a relative's garden to infuse into the scarf, adding another layer of beauty to your creation.
I hope you feel grounded and in a space with like-minded people at this workshop. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
In summary, this is something we are both really excited to host, as we learn from each other too!
Hope to see you there.