Natural Fabric Dyeing workshops at the farm

July 30, 2018 by Tori Flower

Moderneccentrics are a creative partnership made up of Ross Belton (textile artist) and Jonathan Dredge (print maker and photographer). Both Stepney City Farm and Moderneccentrics are really excited to be joining forces to deliver creative natural fabric dying workshops in the Tower Hamlets community.

They say, “Our practice is all about sustainability and trying to have as little impact on the environment as possible. With his background in textiles, Ross works with natural dyes which are a traditional and environmentally sound alternatives to the chemical dyes used in mass production. Natural dyes are gaining popularity again, partly due to an interest in the movement towards eco-friendly practices and sustainability, alongside the resurgence of hand crafted products.”

Starting with natural dyes, the workshops will also explore contact-printing, shibori techniques, mark-making with natural inks and handmade brushes, creative weaving, experimental basketry and felting.

Look out for regular Monday workshops in the Gallery Space during term time and some weekend ‘taster’ experiences too.

Ross and Jonathan said, “We are really looking forward to working with great team at Stepney City Farm and to have the opportunity to utilise the farm’s natural resources in delivering our workshops.”

You can read more about Ross in the Summer Issue of No Serial Number magazine (in print or online) and on their blog, where you can see more of their work.

Course Dates

6 X Mondays starting 10 September – 15 October 2018, 10am-4pm
6 X Mondays starting 29 October – 3 December 2018, 10am-4pm

Saturday demonstrations – 18 August – 10am-12.30pm
Saturday demonstrations – 25 August – 10am-12.30pm

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