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Natural Colour Workshop

25th June 2022 Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture, Print In Action
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25th June 2022 – day workshop 9.30 – 4.30 ( 5-6 hours – with break)

During this workshop you will delve into the world of natural colour and how we can create an
array of colour from our surroundings.

Spend the afternoon immersed in the power of natural colour with artist, dyer and grower, Ffion
Taverner.

We will explore the hidden qualities of natural ingredients, from homegrown flowers
to traditional dye ingredients to create an experimental spectrum of colour on natural fabrics.

This workshop will be more in depth focussing on what kind of materials we can use for dyeing,
how we can prepare fabrics using traditional mordants and extending our colour range with
natural modifiers.

We will learn how to create dye baths and more experimental methods of
transferring colour on to cloth; using the bundle dyeing technique.

This is using a steaming
method to extract colour and texture onto fabric.
This playful but more engaging session will begin to unfurl your curiosities when it comes to You
will leave with a ray of swatches filled with colour and texture as well as a larger hemmed piece
of fabric.

COST: £70

If you would like to take part but this isn't possible due to financial barriers, we are working with the facilitator to provide 20% off for this event. Please email [email protected] for the code.

About Ffion Taverner

Ffion Taverner is an artist, facilitator and grower who specialises in Natural Dyes which are
often sourced from her surroundings within the UK.

Having completed an Instructional Artist Residency specialising in Natural Dyes with
Arquetopia in Peru 2019 which delved into the tradition of colour within Peruvian culture
she has gone to deepen her knowledge of natural colour in The Netherlands.

During 2020
she was running the dye studio and growing at Studio Claudy Jongstra.
Currently based on an organic vegetable and flower farm, Ffion is working closely with the
soil – growing, harvesting, collecting, tending and foraging.

She is passionate about sharing
the power of natural colour with others, emphasising accessible and experimental
techniques that allow folk to spend time creating, focussing on creative energy and working
with their surroundings.

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Sat 25th Jun 9:30am Event Space Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –
https://realideas.org/our-spaces/ocean-studios/

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.

Accessibility

Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.

COVID-19
We are asking everyone to wear masks whilst in our spaces, including during dome shows, and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not visit our spaces if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to change or amend your tickets to a Real Ideas event due to contracting COVID or needing to self-isolate please email [email protected] where one of our team will be able to assist you. For more information please read our COVID-19 guidance.

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