Foraged Colour workshop with Linda Row
Saturday Nov 14th from 10-16
Tutor: Linda Row
Workshop description: Foraged colour will be an example of sustainable, closed-loop production with zero air miles, exemplifying the abundance of natural colour we have in the UK. Sustainable designer, Linda Row will teach eco-friendly dyeing techniques using a variety of natural fibres and foraged plant materials. Students will be taught safe methods for dyeing a range of natural fibres, including wool, silk and hemp. There will be an opportunity to experiment with an assortment of materials, including bark, leaves, berries and flowers.
Requirements: Students should bring a note book to record recipes.
Concept description/ exhibition: Foraged Colour will be a touring exhibition, exemplifying the abundance of natural resources that we have surrounding us. British wool, homegrown and spun in the Uk, will be dyed with plants materials and fungi that has been locally foraged. Contemporary textiles and garments will be produced by three artist. Foraging is a continual process and can reveal the unexpected, allowing the weavers a unique range of colours to work with. The Foraged Colour workshop will allow the artists to share their experience and pass on skills.
Linda Row: Linda is a sustainable textile and clothing designer, founder of Boutique Ethique. She is currently taking a PhD developing a ‘smart’ textile fiber that will offer mitigation for electrically sensitive individuals. Over the past few years, Linda has used clothing as a platform to discuss issues surrounding sustainable design practices. Her recent exhibitions include: Extremely Textile, Black Swan Arts, Frome 2018; Biography in Cloth, FAB, Bath 2018; Shiftworks, touring exhibition 2015-17.