Easter marks a time of fresh beginnings and newness in the year. It has been a time of celebration, respect of nature and a time of action to create the new for this cycle around the sun. It’s human nature to record and momentorise events. Some people enjoy to capture a moment through photography, others through the fabrics they can adorn their bodies with.
This year to welcome spring, Samm Lewis and us will host a recordable celebration in the form of a dyeing workshop with plants that are connected to festivals to celebrate spring time. Learn to dye fabrics & yarn with different natural pigments and gain more knowledge in this technique and the background of the dyes.
We will give recognition to the new animals joining the world, by working with sheep wool, the spring being lamb season.
It’ll comprise theory and time to practice, along with conversations about the history of the plants and animals we will work with.
This 4-hours workshop is adapted for beginners and included materials, food and teas*.
All materials and dyes are included in the workshop. And you will go home with a little sample pack of the different colours you make at the workshop.
Samm has recently moved to Amsterdam from London. She used to work as a paralegal in fashion brands and charities, until she realised how unsustainable that lifestyle is. Through her intuitive, scientific, and experimental approach she has taught herself how to spin, knit, weave, dye, print, drawn then cut patterns and sew clothing. Samm’s focus is sustainability and sees a connection between food, medicine and fashion in the form of plants. She is developing colour pallets based on plants that meet at least fashion and one of the above two classifications. She is looking for communal garden spaces to share her colour palettes. Along side designing her genderless clothing brand, Maantha, she teaches spinning and knitting classes. She established the New Independent Spinners’ Society (NISS) to share the meditative art of spinning yarn with others to inspire a found form of independence within the NISS community.
*The teas are made by Samm who has created Her Belle Tease, a no-nonsense tea brand which explores the overlap between food, medicine and colour.