Wild Inks with Annie Hogg

Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, Ireland

In this one-day workshop, we will be covering the basics of botanical ink making. Our morning will be concerned with extracting colour from several plants and crafting these into inks. After our lunch break, we will explore the use of modifiers to open up the colour spectrum of each ink.


Throughout this workshop we will:

  • Learn how to extract colour in a number of ways from different parts of plants.
  • We will cover the relevance of note-keeping, and look at some techniques of colour record keeping.
  • Using both household modifiers and more specific recipes we will explore the pH values and how to tweak botanical inks to increase the varieties of colours from one plant.
  • We will also take a look at foraging for colour in our hedgerows and how best to do this sustainably.

Going home, you will have 4-5 jars of ink, a small booklet containing further information, the recipes we have used, suppliers contacts, some suggested layouts for easy colour note records etc. (All materials are supplied).


€100 per participant (Pre-booking is essential)

This workshop will be running on the following dates: 19th June, 25th September

Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

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