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Join us for an evening to celebrate the world of plant-based fabrics at the Garden on Thursday, August 17.
This event forms part of our programme of events to celebrate our theme for 2017, ‘Weaves & Leaves’.
The evening will include:
- Live music from harpist Felix von Spreckelsen of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, Layla Tutt and Bromide
- The world exclusive of a textile themed cocktail to be served at our Silk Speak Easy Bar.
- Guided tours of the Weaves & Leaves exhibition – showcasing the plants on which we rely to keep us covered
- Make your own embroidered brooch with Offset Warehouse
- Discover the innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile called Piñatex™ that is made from pineapples with Ananas Anam
- Meet some of the team from the European Consortium of Hemp and Linen and see some amazingly robust items made from these plants
- Explore the Silk Road with interactive theatre chaps from Studio Cultivate
- Discover the web of life via the surprisingly fun activity of pond-dipping (not swimming)
- See the hand-knitted installation by Dr Jane Scott and visitors to the Garden
- A chance to meet 4 of the artists and see the works of the Advanced Textile Workshop from Morley College whose works respond to Botanical themes
- Decorate yourself with floral head-wear from Pip Bensley flowers
- See some beautiful watercolour paintings of textile plants by our very own Florilegium Society
- Learn about the history of flax with Kate Poland of the Cordwainers Community Garden, play Flax Bingo and try your hand at making a cyanotype print with Textile artist Zoe Burt
- Dine in gorgeous surroundings at our Tangerine Dream Café (with paying bar too)
- Wander in the Garden on your own, if you like
£20 ticket price includes Garden entry, a drink (cocktail, beer, wine or soft drink).
Please scroll down to book tickets and select ‘Twine @ Twilight’ from the drop-down menu.
If you’d like to know more about the fascinating world of plant based fabrics, you can read this additional information sheet put together by our Acting Head Gardener, Nell Jones.