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Natural Dye Workshop with Katie Pollard

Saturday 1 October 11am - 1pm NewBridge Gallery

Using plants grown in The Newbridge Project Dye Garden to dye fabric and paper using direct contact printing methods and painting.  

Saturday 1 October 

11am – 1pm 

Meet at The NewBridge Project Gallery space

This year at The NewBridge Project, artist Katie Pollard has worked with a group of volunteers to create a dye garden as a shared resource for NewBridge members and the local community.

In this workshop we will use the plants that we have grown to dye a recycled cotton napkin using a bundle dyeing method, which uses steam to directly transfer plant colour onto fabric.  We will also create plant-dyed designs on paper.  Colours will depend on what is available to use as our garden evolves.

Plants include: Dyers Coreopsis, Dyers Chamomile, Yellow Cosmos, Dahlia, French Marigolds, Hopi Sunflower, Japanese Indigo, Purple Pincushion Flower and Madder.

This project was commissioned as part of For Solidarity and the programme theme of Degrowth; exploring slow, natural processes of growth and care.

About The NewBridge Dye Garden

This year at The NewBridge Project, artist Katie Pollard has been running a growing project to create a mini dye garden as a shared resource for NewBridge members and the local community which is now part of our current exhibition, Habit, Ability!

Volunteers planted a range of dye plants from seed in April and have since shared responsibilities in nurturing these seedlings, gathering each week, getting their hands in the soil, sharing conversation, food and knowledge. Volunteers have been involved in seed propagation, planting and re-potting, compost mixing and watering plants.

Dyers Coreopsis, Dyers Chamomile, Yellow Cosmos, Dahlia, French Marigolds, Hopi Sunflower, Japanese Indigo, Purple Pincushion flower and Madder have been planted. Colour can be extracted from all of these plants in a variety of different ways for use with natural materials. This includes textiles such as cotton, linen, hemp, silk, and wool as well as other materials such as paper, wood, shells, reeds, etc. The potential outputs are equally varied and can be in the form of dyes, drawing inks, paints, screen and block printing inks, direct contact printing and more.

For Solidarity Events

The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1AL

 

The NewBridge Project is accessible. You can find out more here, or feel free to contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.

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