Ria will be selling her naturally dyed British wool knitwear and accessories at the new Native Makers Monthly Market @ Tre, Pol & Pen farm shop in Launceston, Cornwall.
Native Makers is a platform for emerging designer-makers, supporting the best artisan craft from across the South West. We'll have stalls from a range of the best local makers as well as tastings from producers across the store.
An introduction to the techniques and methods of natural dyeing, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged plants and food waste.
After an introductory talk, Ria will lead a walk around the farm learning about common dye plants, gathering some for the dye pot.
Then we will use these plus food waste such as avocado skins to dye cotton and silk cloth a variety of colours, using simple shibori folding techniques to create a pattern on the fabric. We will also bundle dye with petals and leaves to produce a unique and colourful print on silk.
You will leave with a variety of colourful swatches that could be used for craft projects such as a patchwork cushion cover or for handkerchiefs.
All fabric, materials and handouts are provided but please bring an apron, gloves and a notebook.
£40 per person, all materials provided and any profit goes back into supporting Bath City Farm. Book a space by emailing email@example.com
Ria will be showing a selection of her naturally dyed British wool knitwear as part of the private view for Fresh Air Sculpture 2019, at the Old Rectory, Quenington. The show will include other local fashion designers such as Carol Waller and Liz Lippiat.
Alongside current key pieces, Ria will be debuting two new couture dresses inspired by her travels in Australia, knitted with her new fully traceable local wool yarn.
Please contact Ria if you would like an invitation.
Ria will be demonstrating her knitting machine and showcasing her naturally dyed knitwear on the Somerset Art Works stand at Craft Festival from 2-4pm on Friday 7th June.
Along with live machine knitting demonstrations, Ria will have a display of pieces made with her new bespoke local wool yarn and natural dye samples.
Find Ria and the other Somerset Art Work Artists, who will be exhibiting newworks on the theme of ‘Silver’, on Stand MM5.
Ria Burns Knitwear will be exhibiting their botanically dyed, British wool knitwear and accessories at the Contemporary Textiles Fair in London this March.
The Contemporary Textiles Fair, held every year, is an established must-visit event in the textile lovers’ calendar, offering a perfect opportunity to see a diverse range of designer makers showing a stunning array of distinctive and colourful textiles.
Richly embellished embroidery, hand-dipped shibori, ecoprints & naturally dyed artworks, contemporary knitted homeware, sumptuous silks and handwoven scarves, wonderful handbags and fascinating 3D wall hangings – the range of work on show is beautiful and diverse.
Wearable and hangable art from the quirky to couture.