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Schedule Sept–Oct

There will be dyeing demonstrations every day during the London Design Festival, 14–22. September. Bookings are essential for talks and workshops. Open daily 10am–6pm.

Sat 14. Sept

(Exhibition opens)

Tue 17. Sept


Thu 19. Sept

1–2pm Talk & Workshop Zöe Burt Seeds of Fashion: Artist Zoë Burt leads a cyanotype textile workshop and talks about the embodied process of growing a garment ‘from seed to fashion.’


Launch Party

3–4pm Workshop Katherine May Indigo Dyeing: Reconnect to water and learn the process of indigo dyeing in this workshop with Katherine May.

Fri 20. Sept

Sat 21. Sept

2–3pm Talk Emma Rigby Clothes Washing: Purity or Pollution? Designer and researcher Emma Rigby considers the resource implications of continual clothes washing. 4–5pm Indigo Dyeing


Katherine May

2–3pm Indigo Dyeing


Katherine May

4–5pm Talk Bettina McILwraith Blue: A Global Perspective: Stylist and Forecaster Bettina McILwraith gives insight into the colour Blue and takes us on an international tour of indigo textiles.

Sun 22. Sept

1–2pm Indigo Dyeing


Katherine May

10am–6pm Event Emma Rigby Garment Polling Station: An activity which explores washing norms associated with garment types and fibres, raising awareness about the environmental implications of laundering.


Tue 24. Sept

(Quilting demonstrations will take place at Precinct until 13. October 2013)

Sat 28. Oct

2–4.30pm Workshop Katherine May Join Katherine May for a patchwork and mending workshop, inspired by the Japanese technique Boro.

Sat 5. Oct

2–4.30pm Workshop Emma Neuberg Artist, designer and researcher Dr Emma Neuberg leads a workshop on Sashiko, a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan.

Sat. 12 Oct

2–4pm Event Precinct Join us in the atrium for Japanese tea and the launch of the quilt range fabricated during the Water-Colour exhibition.

Sponsors & Partners:

Water - Colour Public Programme  
Water - Colour Public Programme