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Foraging, handmade ink and dye workshop DEPOSIT - May 2020

575.00 - Sold out

{UPDATE: SOLD OUT} Join us for a few days foraging for, making and playing with natural ink and fabric dyeing in the beautiful, serene setting of one of Tuscany’s prettiest B&Bs, Valdirose, near Florence, May 20-23 2020.

Your talented and wonderful hosts, Kathryn Davey and Marta Abbott, will guide us in their specialties which are two very different but related processes, dyeing fabric with plant-based dyes and natural ink making and painting, respectively. Plants and flowers will feature largely in the local and seasonal food that I will prepare for our meals too, which we will sometimes make together and always share on long tables with natural wines, for a few wonderful days of creative nourishment.

About your hosts:

Kathryn is a natural dyer based in Dublin, Ireland. She works exclusively with natural fibers to create a line of homewares and accessories for her company. She loves sharing the magic of natural dyes with others and teaches ongoing workshops in Dublin, London and elsewhere.

Marta is a Czech-American artist currently based in Italy. In addition to her painting, Marta has spent time in the worlds of art restoration and floral design. She lived in New York before moving to Rome in 2012. The natural world is the primary focus of Marta’s work and as such, the use of natural inks made from organic and often foraged materials like plants and flowers instinctively became a part of her process.

Emiko is an Australian-Japanese cookbook author based in Florence, Italy, since 2005. Before writing three cookbooks on regional Italian cuisine, she studied art restoration in Florence and Fine Art in the US. She loves art as much as cooking and sees the two things as very intertwined.

Included in the workshop:

Three nights accommodation at Valdirose in a shared room (single occupancy is limited and there is a supplement fee of 350 euro, please email to request, first come first served!)
Two lessons in plant dyeing natural fabrics with Kathryn Davey
Two lessons in natural ink making with Marta Abbott
All meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners) catered by cookbook author Emiko Davies
Natural wines with meals, a foraged flower welcome cocktail
A meal out at a local trattoria together
All materials, which includes a kit for each participant containing fabric to dye, paper, brushes and ink bottles - plus a gift!

Not included in the workshop is transport to the workshop in Florence and travel insurance.

This non refundable 50% deposit will secure your place in the workshop. The rest should be paid by April 2020 (or email me at workshops@emikodavies.com should you wish to organise paying in full)

Total Price: 1150 euro per participant in a shared room (please note single supplement is limited with an additional fee of 350 euro, please email first for availability - UPDATE one single spot left or 2 sharing double occupancy).

Things to note:
The retreat will take place with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 participants. If we do not reach the minimum, the retreat will be cancelled and you will be refunded 100%. The description here is a guide; we reserve the right to make changes in case of weather or circumstances where we may need to change the order of activities or replace the activities with something equally wonderful.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book.

The booking is non-refundable but if you need to cancel, we can accept someone to take your place. You must have your own travel insurance to participate.

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