Winter wreath workshop

 
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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!). We'll guide you in making your wreath, showing you how to incorporate dried flowers and foraged objects and there will be copious amounts of mince pies and festive drinks available. 

Dates:

Thursday 7th December - Late night shopping on Chatsworth Road / Demo in shop
Tuesday 12th December 7 - 8.30pm
Wednesday December 7 - 8.30pm *SOLD OUT*
Thursday 14th December 7 - 8.30pm
Tuesday 19th December 7 - 8.30pm (at Molly Megs Islington)
Thursday 21st December 7 - 8.30pm *SOLD OUT*

All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along any foraged pieces you would like to be a part of your wreath.

Please note: Limited spaces are available and early booking is advisable.

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)

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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 2017 - Sunday 26th 10am -11.30am *SOLD OUT*`
January 2018 - Sunday 28th 10am - 11.30am
February 2018 Sunday 25th 10am - 11.30am
March 2018 Sunday 25th 10am - 11.30am    

 
 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS...

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Autumn Natural Dyes with Abigail Booth

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A Morning of Wild Flowers

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