Plant dye and screen print workshop

Summer- Pines Calyx

In this series of seasonal workshops from Fable & Base, participants explored the locations to design a range of screen prints, printing and dyeing linen using pastes made from dye extracts, food waste as well as using plants from the natural dye garden at Pines Calyx. We explored the possibilities of mordanting* the fabric and the modifying colours using a range of modifiers to change the acid and alkaline in the dyes to explore a wider spectrum of colour.


* A mordant or dye fixative is a substance used to set or bind dyes on fabrics by forming a coordination complex with the dye, which then attaches to the fabric.