Saturday 5 December 10:30am-12pm BST
Our Flower School has temporarily moved online as we continue to bring our seasonal and sustainable flower arranging lessons to flower lovers, florists and flower arrangers in Scotland, the UK and around the world. Join us in our virtual flower studio from the comfort of your own home for an extensive masterclass in botanical dyeing.
This 1.5 hour masterclass will teach you how to dye silks and other natural fabrics in a variety of soft and natural colours with flowers, plants, food waste, and other botanical material. The workshop will consist of three demos - the hot dye method, the bundle dye method and how to make a ribbon from a length of your dyed fabric. Participants will learn natural dyeing techniques with plants and minerals, how to choose, source and prepare dye material and textiles, an overview of history, context and sustainability, essential equipment and tools, and altering colours with mordants and modifiers.
Botanical dyeing with plants and flowers is a beautiful and ancient tradition and a great way to discover a natural and sustainable way of working with colour and textiles. There is something deeply special about creating your own colour palette and engaging with natural materials and ancient processes which are herbal, restorative and nourishing to the skin. This class will equip you with extensive information which you can put to use in many DIY dyeing projects for clothes, homeware, gifts, and ribbon accessories for flower arranging or anything else you wish to tie a ribbon around!
- Hosted live via zoom
- Saturday 5 December 10:30am-12pm BST
- Watch us anywhere with easy access on your device: laptop, desktop, tablet or phone
- 1.5 hour of demos, information, presentations and instructions in one live session
- Downloadable plant dyeing e-book
- Sources for all the materials and supplies we use on camera
- Direct access to ask us questions throughout the session
Who is this for?
Our online workshops are for anyone who shares our love of the botanical world, an enthusiasm for natural materials and an ethic of care for the environment. We welcome both aspiring and experienced crafters, florists, hobbyists, enthusiasts, experts to complete beginners. We have welcomed many different people to our flower school over the years; from gardeners to fellow florists, writers, lawyers, doctors, artists, designers, architects, retirees, and young people. Whatever experience you bring or whatever your motivation to join us, we welcome you and will always be your guide whilst encouraging you to explore your own ideas and creativity. Slow down with us and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, our workshops are the perfect antidote to a hectic life.
How to book
Simply purchase the class via the "Buy Now" button and we will confirm your place by sending you a Zoom link, password and instructions on how to access the class 24 hours before it is due to begin.
Please see our shop policy for details on refunds and cancellations.