Workshop | The Ruskin x Natalie Linney: Printing with Rust

Saturday 13 November 2021, 10:00am to 1:00pm


Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, LA1 1YN

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Cost to attend - booking required

Registration Info

This is a ticketed workshop, and pre-booking is essential. Click 'Book Now' below to book through the Lancaster University Online Store.

All materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any foliage you would like to experiment with. If you would prefer not to use silk, please contact us in advance to arrange an alternative. 

This workshop is aimed at adults (16+). No prior experience will be assumed.

Ticket Price


Event Details

Artist Natalie Linney leads a natural printing workshop at Lancaster's historic castle.

Explore the possibilities of rust and botanicals as printing agents in this centuries-old natural process, creating beautiful eco-prints on silk using salvaged metal and iron soaked leaves and berries. In a spectrum of earthy tones, create your own hand-printed silk scarf to take home.

While your print develops, textile artist Natalie Linney will share examples of her own work, showing you a range of natural printing methods.

Natalie Linney is a Manchester based artist and educator working with textiles, form, pigment and print. In her practice, Natalie utilises ancient dyeing techniques to make site specific prints documenting environment and heritage. Her striking textile pieces are created using traditional methods, drawing on materials found in the contemporary urban environment. Natalie is interested in fusing traditional crafts with modern design, wishing to preserve these methods whilst making them relevant to today. Natalie is Co-Founder of Salford Slow Fashion and part of Salford Makers collective.

Find out more about Natalie here.

Photos: Natalie Linney

Lancaster Castle © Nick Dagger Photography via Lancaster Castle.


Contact Details

Name Harriet Hill-Payne