The Language of Flora: Make your own Oxalis plant

 
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Make your own beautiful paper oxalis plant with artist Lora Avedian of Language of Flora.

Lora creates incredibly realistic paper flowers and plants, in this workshop she will guide you in making your own oxalis plant in a clay base - to fit perfectly to your own pot!

All materials are provided.

Saturday 25th November 10am - 12pm

A Day of Indigo dying with Bleue

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Indigo with Bleue will be take you through a step by step journey of learning how to use one of the worlds most revered dyes and dyeing techniques: The natural indigo fermentation VAT.

There will be lengths of cotton for you to dye and you can also bring your own garment which you want to experiment with. The session will start with a brief history of Indigo, its cultural relevance and the mystery that surrounds it. We will then move onto the dying process, a unique process that has been held in such high esteem over the past 8000 years, Bleue will give you a practical guide in creating, dying and maintaining an Indigo vat. You will then get the opportunity to dye your own fabric and garments through a traditional and natural fermentation VAT, this slow and rewarding process yields some of the most vibrant shades of blue known to humankind. By the end everyone partaking will understand the dyeing process and have a beautifully indigo dyed garment to take home with them.

Tuesday 28th November 10am - 3pm
(There will be a 1 hour lunch break to eat and chat natural dying whilst the vat ferments)

Autumn foraging dye workshop with Abigail Booth

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Learn all about natural dyeing in this two and a half hour workshop that will teach you how to develop a spectrum of colour swatches from seasonal dye plants.

Saturday 11th November 9.30am - 12.00pm * SOLD OUT*

Thursday 16th November 7pm - 9.30pm *SOLD OUT*

If you are interested in future workshops with Abigail at Botany, please email info@botanyshop.co.uk

Winter wreath workhop

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Spend an evening with us at Botany making your very own xmas wreath! 

We'll have a selection of eucalyptus, herbs, flowers and foliage - all that will dry beautifully so that you can make yourself a wreath that will last (and smell great!).

Tuesday 5th December 7 - 8.30pm
Thursday 14th December  7 - 8.30pm
Thursday 21st December  7 - 8.30pm

All materials provided.

There will be copious amounts of mince pies and festive drinks available too. 

Ink & Draw: Botanical Drawing with Laxmi Hussain

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Spend an evening with Laxmi Hussain of THISLAKSHMI, where she will tech you techniques of botanical drawing using pen and ink.

Using inks with a brush and various warm-up techniques in pen and charcoal which Laxmi has adopted over time, the workshop will be focus on botanical drawing taking some inspiration from her work on the body to allow you to add human gestures too.

You do not need to have any experience to join, all welcome to participate and all materials are provided.

Thursday 30th November 7 - 9pm *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 6th December 7 - 9pm

Happy Houseplants

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The Happy Houseplants workshop aims to give an education in common houseplants.

We'll cover the history of houseplants, what will thrive best in which situations and why some houseplants you are trying to get your hands on are just not that easy to find. Learn about different light and water requirements, how and when to pot on and finally we will then guide you through how to propagate different sorts of plants. This is the perfect opportunity to gain a bit of confidence and knowledge with your indoor plants.


November - Sunday 26th 10am -11.30am *SOLD OUT*

 
 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS...

Ceramic Planters with Andrea Roman

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An Education in Natural Beauty

Photography with Carolyn Carter

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Tea Blending with

Hackney Herbal

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A Morning of Wild Flowers