Botanical Textile Dyeing and Quilting

  • 1 day 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leader - Lauren MacDonald

  • Daytime £77 (Concessions £65)

Workshop Description

In this masterclass, artist and designer Lauren MacDonald will teach the fundamentals of botanical textile dyeing with dyestuffs sourced from household food waste, and then use the textiles to create a small stitched quilting sample. In the morning, we’ll go over some basic notes on materials, process and best practice, as well as three recipes for botanical food waste dyes. In the afternoon, we’ll discuss responsible material use and the surprising beauty that can be found in objects which would otherwise be thrown away as we use our dyed textiles to create small quilts that can be used as needle cases, kitchen cloths, or decorative objects.

What do I need to bring with me?

Participants should bring two to four small pieces of textile to dye with. These can be from garments or scraps from other projects. These should be white or light coloured; of small size, maximum 50cm x 50cm, and made of natural fibre such as cotton, linen, silk, wool or viscose but NOT polyester or acrylic.

Who is this workshop for?

No previous experience is required and is open to anyone with an interest in Textiles.

Artist Biography

Lauren MacDonald is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Her approach and aesthetic have been tempered through academic studies in Material Culture and Textile Science, vocational experience in the London Fashion Industry, and an ongoing obsession with materiality, form, and functionality. Her practice is textile focussed and spans interaction design, installation, sculpture and 2 dimensional stitched forms.

1 day starting in May
£77 (£65 concessions)
8 spaces remaining
date from to
3rd May, 2020 10am 4:30pm