Thread Festival: Botanical Bundle Dyed Scarf

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workshop description:

Enjoy the magic of creating with nature through direct application of roots, seeds, flowers & food waste onto cloth using a bundle and steaming process. Learn about fast and fugitive dyes and a few ways to fold and apply your chosen plant materials to create a beautiful watercolour effect silk scarf. Whilst these are steaming, have fun 'flower pounding' patterns onto organic cotton and paper.

This class is aimed at beginners and no prior experience is necessary.


Please bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing and something to write with.

Tutor: Ginny Farquhar

Ginny is a sustainable textile maker and author creating with up-cycled fabrics and papers and naturally dyed textiles and inks, foraged locally and grown on her allotment. She enjoys sharing her processes and skills through a variety of community craft and sewing workshops.
In 2001 she set up and co- ran an up-cycled textile business with long term friend Alice Butcher, with whom she has co-authored three sewing craft books; Sew Fabulous Fabric, Home Sweet Sewn and Sewing for Kids. For the past 12 years they have collaborated as Alice and Ginny and have helped hundreds of people improve their sewing skills. An advocate for promoting sustainable fashion and empowering others to learn to sew, Ginny also set up the textile provision for Farnham Repair Café.

Find out more about Ginny’s work on myrtle_sweet