Vanessa and Primrose of Bedstraw and Madder will be sharing their joy and passion for plant dyeing with you.
Vanessa founder of Papillion bleu has spent the last 15 years in sustainable fashion production and is passionate about natural fabrics. Primrose, a naturopath and founder of Primrose’s Kitchen believes the same philosophy we apply to our food should be applied to our clothes – our clothing should be organic and chemical free.
Most importantly they believe in change from the bottom up! Your underwear is your most intimate item of clothing and should be breathable and not contain any hidden nasties. Their combined passions for health and natural solutions for our wardrobe has led them to launch a plant dyed clothing brand this year. Their first line is made using Regenerative Organic Cotton they grew from seed.
Share the magic of natural plant dyeing in this fun hands-on workshop with Bedstraw + Madder. Reviving ancient techniques, reconnecting us to craft and nature.
We will provide you with a pair of organic cotton knickers that you can naturally dye with madder, weld, onion skins or Indigo. We will look at the natural dyes we are using, talk about their benefits and history and the possibility of growing them at home. We will also provide you with some dyeing techniques to explore.