When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Zoe Burt
  • Course Code W23TTSE02D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Grow and identify dye plants and utilise the Morley dye garden. Experiment with seasonal plant dyeing, contact printing, solar dyeing and eco printing. Create and test natural dye mordants on a variety of fabrics. Plan a dye garden design. Develop a beautiful book of samples and recipes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Experiment with seasonal plant dyeing and printing on a range of fibres
  • Identify dye plants, grow dye plant seedlings and design a dye garden
  • Explore botanical contact printing, eco printing and solar dyeing
  • Test natural dye mordants and modifiers
  • Investigate global dye practitioners and fibreshed models


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both on a group and individual basis with technical advice in a specialist studio and dye garden. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and guide group discussions. By the end of the course everyone will have a range of naturally dyed and patterned fabric swatches together with notes.

    Entry requirements

    Open to all levels

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The Textile Studio is on the second floor of the building and we will also be using the college dye garden, a reasonable level of fitness is required. The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Sear Building. There is partial disabled access via a lift to the first floor and a stair lift to the second. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs .

    What you need

    A beautiful sketchbook/presentation book to document your work, pen, rubber gloves and apron.

    What you can do next

    Follow us on instagram for inspiration @textilesatmorley. Morley College Textiles department offers a range of exciting courses from the fully equipped studio, see the website for further details.