Plant dyeing and Fruit Route walk with Georgina Barney

Sat 20 October, 11:45am

Venue: Barefoot Orchard (opposite Pilkington Library by the Weather Station)


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Discover the edible campus with artists Georgina Barney and Anne-Marie Culhane and learn about the hidden properties of plants. This walk will include foraging for plant materials and using these to create dye baths and dye wool.

This is a two-part workshop. In the second part of the workshop the plant-dyed wool that has been produced will be used to create a weave for participants to take home. This will take place at LSU on Monday 22 October 7pm to 9pm as part of our weekly Happy Mondays programme. This weaving workshop has limited places and must be booked separately; places cost £3. It is intended that people taking part in the weaving workshop will sign up for this event too to help create the dyes and learn about the process but the workshops can be booked separately. Book for the weaving workshop here.

GEORGINA BARNEY is an artist from rural Leicestershire with an interest in the relationship between art and farming. She has collaborated with the agricultural industry on a number of projects including GB Farming (2007), which saw her journey around 14 farms across the British Isles over an eight month period.

This event is part of the annual Fruit Routes Harvest programme, organised by the Sustainability team at Loughborough University. Across the 19th and 20th of October there are a number of events taking place on campus. For more information please visit the Fruit Routes website


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Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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