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Lola Lely’s Bundle Dyeing Workshop…

“If I had been a man I would have gone abroad &

studied Botany, Himalayan rare flowers”—Madge Gill

Contemporary artist Lola Lely has devised a bundle dyeing workshop inspired by Madge Gill’s painterly aesthetic and her practice of creating all her artwork from home. As such it aims to be a project that can be enjoyed from home, using materials found around the house, including foraged plants & food waste.

Lola planned this workshop to be delivered to Newham community members for Newham Heritage Month and following 2020’s Covid-19 lockdown. Lola developed this simple and home-based workshop to share her inspiration from Madge Gill’s painterly style , the joy of slow-living and making at home during the unique situation of social distancing.

Lola has shared her drawn storyboard, showing her careful planning to make sure her workshop is clear to people taking part from home as well as an easy step-by-step video guide…

*If you fancy giving Lola’s bundle-dyeing a go following this workshop, please do. We’d love to see your creations so please share your work via Instagram tagging @RoughTradeBooks and using the hashtag #MadgeGillArtAtHome

More on Lola Lely here…