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Botanical Printing on Silk

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Spend an afternoon with textile artist and designer Angela Turkington learning to print on silk using  locally foraged plants and leaves. Late summer provides an abundance of dye yielding plants and this is the perfect opportunity to delve into the magical world of botanical printing. 

This workshop involves using a bundling technique ( laying out the plant materials on the target fabric before tightly rolling around a dowel and steaming for a particular time )

We will look at creating different effects by using modifiers ( eg iron, copper, tannins) and participants will have the opportunity to create their own unique designs on high quality silk fabric.


It should  be possible to create 2 or 3 different sample pieces during the workshop and participants can take home any unused fabric for future projects.

All materials and equipment will be provided, although participants may also bring their own plant materials to experiment with during the workshop. 

Each participant will be provided with approximately one metre of high quality 8 momme silk that has been prepped in advance for personal use on the day.


This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and for those who would like to build on existing knowledge. 

Each participant will also receive an accompanying pdf with hints, tips and useful info on botanical printing and using natural dyes. 

Maximum 10-12 participants 


Booking is essential, please either contact Angela Turkington on 07801283284 or email


Event Address: McGuigan Suite, Whitehead Visitor Centre, Kings Road, Whitehead

Advanced Booking is Required Call 07801283284 or email

Suitable For: Adults 16+

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair access Toilets Some Onsite parking Central location in Whitehead

Organiser: : Angela Turkington ( Leopard & Lily)

Event Email: :

Event Contact Number: : +44 7801283284

Event Details

Maker: Angela Turkington (Leopard & Lily)

Starts: Sat 31 Aug at 2:00 pm

Ends: Sat 31 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Printing, Textile Making

Event Location: Antrim

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £75