Root, Flower, Leaf, Bark - Natural dye workshop with Ciara Callaghan - Destination Milton Keynes
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Root, Flower, Leaf, Bark – Natural dye workshop with Ciara Callaghan

Start Date: 04/07/2024

End Date: 25/07/2024

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Cost of Entry: £150

Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Milton Keynes Arts Centre Parklands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ, GB

01908608108

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Join textile artist Ciara Callaghan for a four part course learning the basics of natural dyeing with plants. Each week you will focus on a different feature of a plant; root, leaf, bark and flower, extracting pigment from each part to create dye samples. Focusing on the slow and unique processes of natural dye making, this workshop takes place over four weeks so each element can be given the time and attention to properly understand the processes involved to achieve the best colours from plants.

Students will take home sample books of the dyes explored and a naturally dyed silk scarf made in the final session. Materials and aprons are provided.