Botanical: a Contemporary Approach to Natural Dyeing – Sun 18 June

We are delighted to invite you Botanical in Kirkburton, to celebrate Growing Colour Together, one of our flagship projects for 2023,

Join us for an exhibition day on Sunday 18 of June, from 1pm – 4pm at All Hallows Church.

With a contemporary approach to natural dyed textiles, you can observe the large-scale installation Modified made by artists Seiko Kinoshita & Nicola Perren, engage with the design collection with contributions from local makers and go on a walk through the grounds to the newly created church community garden.

This is a creative response to a long-term call to turn areas of Kirklees into Natural Colour Gardens. Over the previous months, workshops have worked with members of the Kirkburton community to learn about such an approach to gardening, how to dye textiles with natural materials and how we might utilise mending of textiles to develop more sustainable practices when it comes to our wardrobes and soft fur-nishings.

Over the last year we have set up three community hub projects in which 7 artist have been working in residency with communities to develop gardens and new work, we have given out 15 small grants of £100 to get community groups and schools started with their colour gardens, hosted 3 international talks with speakers from America, Canada and Mexico, create an online platform to share practice and to find new practitioners.

We hope that you will join us to mark this the third WOVEN festival and that you will share festival event information with your colleagues, friends and family!

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