Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting workshop where the public gets to help make a map of the greenery of East London while trying out these textile techniques.

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and share your stories of any local plants, trees or green spaces that you notice or appreciate in East London. We’ll be turning some of these into natural dyes and adding them to a community quilt map of the natural resources. (This workshop is for adults, 18 and over given the dye set up we’ll have on the day)

Plant dyes are often not the colour you’d expect them to be with often startling and beautiful colour results! Add your thoughts about what plant or tree in East London you’d like to see used. For the best chance of your plant being added as a dye to the quilt send us in your story online in advance here. It only takes 5 minutes and you can add as many as you like.

Everyone who comes on the day can take part in a drop-in natural dye or quilting workshop and add your contribution to the map. By the end of the day this quilt will start to show what the dye palette of the area looks like and be a vivid map for the green landscape of East London.

Book here to join us here anytime between 12 and 4pm on the 27th. Spaces at the workshop are free but space is limited.

This event is supported by the Bow Arts programme of events, Raw Materials: Textiles.

Colouring in a Place is a project of Katelyn Toth-Fejel and Katherine May, two artists with backgrounds in natural dyeing, quilting and an interest how textiles are used to gather people together