Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke

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Thursday 22nd July 2021 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke
NATURAL AND BUNDLE DYEING FOR BEGINNERS
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 amandagduke@gmail.com
01903 813467/07480523818


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Paul & Pauline McBride,
Sussex Prairie Garden

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

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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful
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