Botanical Dyed Silk Scarf Workshop

Workshop Leader: Claire Mellalieu

Friday 8th March, 2pm - 5pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Join us for a fun and hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of creating beautiful silk scarves using natural botanical dyes!


2pm – 2.15pm: Introduction to Botanical Dyeing
A brief introduction about the designer and their journey to botanical dyeing, while enjoying a glass of fizz.

2.15pm – 3.30pm: Silk Scarf Printing
Guests learn how to dye their own square 60cm x 60cm silk scarf by Bundle Dyeing. This is a natural dyeing method which creates botanical prints from flowers, petals, leaves and extract dyes.

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Bundle Dye Steaming & Tataki-zomé printing Gift Card
The Bundles will be steamed, to draw out and fix the colour. While this takes place guests will learn another process of printing onto a gift card, by Flower Pounding, or Tataki-zomé, which is an ancient Japanese technique of hammering plants to create a print.

4.30pm – 5pm: Big Reveal
The most exciting stage. Guests will unwrap their bundles and plant materials to discover their prints. Bundle dyeing is completely unpredictable, which is where the beauty lies.

Friday 8th March, 2pm – 5pm FULLY BOOKED
Tickets: £50
Space2, Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Workshop Leader: Claire Mellalieu from Three Storey Design

Manchester Craft and Design Centre