Sussex Prairies is open from 2nd June until 10th October 2021. We are open five days a week , 1pm until 5pm - closed Mondays and Tuesdays.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )

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Events & Courses

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke


Thursday 22nd July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke
22nd and 24th July
This 2-day course includes all materials that have been scoured and mordanted by Amanda prior to the course date. This will include all fabric needed for the 2 days and silk scarf blank 180 x 45cm ready to print. Detailed notes about scouring and mordanting processes will be sent to you after course completion.
Day 1 Natural Dyeing – an introduction
The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources – roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens. You will make a series of samples and document/record/label your findings. The aim will be to equip you with sufficient skills to get started at home after the course.
Day 2 Eco-Print –
This is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the location grounds in a contact printing method that allows them to transfer their colour, texture and patterns. The effects and results you can get from a range of plants is fascinating. This course is an exploration into the surprising and exciting effects that can be achieved by wrapping plants in cloth and processing the bundles through a simmer or steam process. You will make a few practice bundles before bundling a full-sized silk scarf.
Maximum number of places – 6 Cost £190 incl. £25 fabric and other media = £190
Contact Amanda for further details and course booking
01903 813467/07480523818

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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield
, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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