Herb Couture: Cyanotype

with Clemens Tomlow and Fedora Boonaert

Reclaim lost knowledge about medicinal herbs! This workshop focuses on foraging for plants with potential benefits for female reproductive health. In collaboration with artist Fedora Boonaert, you'll learn how to forage wild herbs surrounding Mediamatic Biotoop. Afterwards, you'll join designer Clemens Tomlow and create cyanotype designs and bring home an amazing costume tote bag.


Clemens and his Cyanotype Textile Art - Jada Maij

What you will do

In this workshop divided into two parts, you will begin by walking in the surroundings of Mediamatic Biotoop with Fedora, and discovering different wild herbs with a positive impact in female reproductive health. Then, you'll come back to Mediamatic and join Clemens for a session on using the foraged plants and herbs to create cyanotype designs on textile. While the initial concept focuses on letting the plants themselves be the statement, we're open to exploring other design ideas with you! We're happy to brainstorm with you and find the perfect way to express your message.


Participant making notes on yarrow - During our Foraging for mental health workshop Yarrow , or Achillea millefolium, is an   edible plant with medicinal properties. In the Middle Ages it was thought to have subtle powers for wounds and help with mitigating fevers.   Yarrow Tea is a good remedy for severe colds, being most useful in the commencement of fevers. Some of i ts old names such as Soldier's Wound Wort and Knight's Milfoil testify to its reputation as a vulnerary. Another popular name for it is Nosebleed, as i t is also quite well known for helping with   nose… Iines Råmark

About the artists

Clemens Tomlow

Clemens Tomlow is an alumni from Design Academy Eindhoven. He graduated with his work “Monster under the bed”, a project about otherness and finding your voice in the world of normality. To Clemens fashion is a form of expression and a big medium with a lot of freedom to play and experiment. One of the main interest within that field is how to tell his own and other peoples stories through his extravagant costumes. Finding inspiration within the world of everyday life and childhood and the relation between the two.

Fedora Boonaert

Fedora Boonaert is an art historian and designer concentrating on lost botanical knowledge and reproductive health in the sixteenth-century Low Countries. She has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary exploration, working on the intersection between art history and design fostering fresh perspectives on historical narratives. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from Ghent University and has recently graduated with her second Master's degree in Contextual Design from Design Academy Eindhoven.


Full price: 60€ per person


Time: 3 h

Attendance is limited to 14 people. We maintain a minimum of 8 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.

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