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Botanical dyeing for Beginners

from £85
This is an Online Experience
Hosted by Ottilie
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Overview

Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Arts & Culture
  • Nature & Outdoor

About the experience

Experience Duration : 2 hrs
Experience Summary:

Are you ready to experience the beautiful art of dyeing with flowers? On this workshop you will learn how to transfer colour from plants, petals and food waste onto silk to create a stunning watercolour effect using the 'bundle dye' technique. Not only will you finish the workshop with your unique printed creation but with a sense of calm through getting hands-on with a sustainable craft.

Detailed description:

Before starting this online workshop you will receive a Fleur by Ottilie bundle dyeing kit in the post. This kit will have all you need (except a steamer) to create your naturally printed scarf. Ottilie your host will introduce you to natural dyeing, teach you how they work and how to forage for them as well as some tips to shift the colour to create painterly variations on silk!

Ottilie will guide you through the process step by step and we will finish the workshop with unbundling your silk scarves to see how each is completely unique!

You will also receive tips on how to care for you silk afterwards to ensure colourfastness.

About the host

Hello! My name is Ottilie and I am a floral designer and botanical dyer. After working in the fast paced and high waste floral events industry I wanted to find a way of using the flowers left over from the events to give them a new lease of life. Fleur by Ottilie is my small business where I create unique and one of a kind garments and homeware goods exclusively dyed with natural pigments and botanicals. I can't wait to meet you and share this beautiful and rewarding sustainable craft with you!

Places we'll visit

Your host will be guiding you through the workshop set in the beautiful English countryside of Kent - The Garden of England!

Additional information

Items

What the Host will provide
  • 100% pure silk scarf (pre-mordanted and ready to dye)
  • Recyled paper bag of dried blooms and an array of natural dyes
  • String
What the Host requires you to bring
  • Access to a steamer/rice cooker/pot with colander
  • A small bowl/jar of water

Restrictions

  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner

Languages

Primary Language : English
Secondary Language : English

Minimum age

Minimum age : 6 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 4
Private groups maximum size : 30

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message

Special Considerations

You will need to make sure you have access to a heat source if using a traditional steamer (or pot and lid with a colander inside) or if using a rice cooker you will need access to a electrical socket. Children must be supervised when the steaming is in progress.

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Location

Host Location : Chiddingstone, Edenbridge TN8 7AH, UK, (TN8 7AH),

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