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Capturing Spring

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WOVEN 2023 was all about natural dyes with the Growing Colour Together movement! The aim is to get everyone growing around Kirklees.

In Spring many people have access to wonderful flowering gardens and green spaces, whether these are intended for dyes or not. Weran this project in Spring 2023 to get everyone involved in capturing a snapshot of spring to enjoy in the colder and darker months to come.

Even though that project has now ended, you can still create an eco-printed piece by gathering, pressing and bundle dyeing with the plants around you.

In this make-at-home project you will learn how to:

  • Prepare cotton for a dye technique
  • Find out how to set your flowers to capture spring
  • What to do to reveal your spring print later in the year

Download the instructions to get started!

And watch these films to help you along the way
Preparing Your Fabric
Flower Pressing
Creating Your Bundle Dye

 

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