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Natural Dye with The Gardening Drawing Club
Natural Dye with The Gardening Drawing Club

Sun, 21 Jul



Natural Dye with The Gardening Drawing Club

A free natural dye workshop that reveals a palette of colours from what would otherwise first have been plant-based kitchen waste.

Time & Location

21 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 13:00

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

Join The Gardening Drawing Club for a free natural dye workshop that reveals a palette of colours from what would otherwise first have been plant-based kitchen waste, such as peels, pits and much more. During the period of time during which the fabrics will lay in the dye baths, we will be drawing and painting inspired by the shapes and colours to be encountered in OmVed Gardens.

This workshop is led by artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck and directly inspired by her series of collaborative installations, 'Penser, Manger, Partager' ('To Think, To Eat' To Share', 2015 - Present). Due to the nature of the workshop, this event is for adults only. It is an entry-level workshop in natural dye, and no prior experience is required. This method is one that participants repeat at home, with no additional material purchased other than what is to be found on most kitchen shelves.

If you can, please bring clean unwanted pieces of lightly coloured plant-based fabric.

Essential booking information

Please book one ticket per participant. Due to the nature of the workshop, this event is for adults only. You can add a donation when booking your ticket(s). Donations are essential in supporting The Gardening Drawing Club's work. - the suggested donation is £ 6 / ticket.

About The Gardening Drawing Club

The Gardening Drawing Club is a series of unique events with a holistic approach offering free access to arts and horticulture in Britain. With monthly happenings, The Gardening Drawing is hosted in a broad range of locations, from art centres to community gardens and temples; the events range from workshops to talks and experiences. Veganic gardening methods are employed through The Gardening Drawing Club, advocating for gentleness and compassion while supporting seed sovereignty, racial, climate and land justice and reparation, biodiversity, and animal liberation.

The Gardening Drawing Club is a form of Seva and is on a shared mission to integrate the joys of gardening and drawing in others' lives for individual and community well-being. `The project was founded in 2021 by artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck.

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About OmVed Gardens:

Since 2017, we have been carefully restoring a previously tarmacked land in Highgate Village, north London, to provide a space to explore food, creativity and ecology for health and climate resilience.

We are a community interest company featuring a permaculture garden, a creative zero-waste kitchen and a growing educational, events and exhibition space. Our aims are to realise our deep entwinement with each other and the more-than-human, through thinking around food, gardening and ecological awareness, to improve diversity at all levels (seed, food, species, participation) and to use creativity and nature-led knowledge to help tackle the climate emergency. · @omvedgardens

Practical Information:

Access to our garden can be steep, please wear sturdy shoes. We don't currently have access to wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

There is no visitor parking so we encourage you to cycle, walk or take public transport. Google Maps Directions

There is paid parking on Highgate from 10am - 12pm and free before and after.

We unfortunately cannot allow any furry friends unless they are guide/support animals. Please let us know in advance if you need to bring them with you.

The Glasshouse (Our indoor space) is not heated so please dress for the weather.

Health & Safety Information:

Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and should not be left unattended at any time when they are on site.

If you have an allergy to a particular plant or insect, please get in touch before attending our site.

The gardens are a habitat for a variety of pollinators, including busy bees. Please respect them and do not approach the beehives for their safety and yours.

We have ponds - members of the public are not permitted in the pond at any time.

Do not ingest any plants, mushrooms or fungi that you find on site.

There are two first aid kits on site, one in the glasshouse and one in the dome.

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