Living Colour – a natural dyes family workshop

Living Colour – a natural dyes family workshop



23 Aug 10:30 - 15:00 - London
Chelsea Physic Garden

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Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? How can we use it to make our world more interesting? Play with the phenomenon of chromatography and create some beautifully colourful natural art to take away. Work with the textile artist, Lara Hailey, to make your own beautiful and uniquely dyed creations using only natural dyes and plant your own colourful garden to take home. See www.larahailey.com/ for more about Lara.
For ages: 8+


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