Botanical Prints and Eco-Dyeing in West Wales

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 3rd November 2018.

Duration: 1 day

Price: £175

Run by: Suzi Park
at Make it in Wales

01239 562007

1 Courtyard Cottage
Newcastle Emlyn
SA38 9HX

Contact course provider

About the Course

With a sprinkling of petals, you can create your very own botanical print silk scarf. Nature has an abundance of colour and surprise; in this workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful botanical prints on silk using sustainable natural plant dyes, organically grown and gathered by Claire from the flower field at The Flower Hive close to her home in South Wales. Sampling firstly by exploring the most fascinating leaves for pattern and your desired colour from petals and berries. Experimenting with small swathes of fabric and selected plant materials, learn how to extract colour, immerse dye, create repeat patterns, fold, wrap and bind. Then eco print by direct leaf contact, encouraged little preparation and transferring detail onto cloth which secretly happens during the bundle dyeing method. Choosing from your favourite sample you will then develop and enhance your skills. You will scale up your sample tailoring technique and design to desired outcome, making an exquisite backcloth of colour and pattern on your very own gorgeous silk scarf. With the wonderful Claire Cawte.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials provided for you to eco dye with botanical dyeing and printing techniques. One day of professional dyeing tuition. A spacious work area is allocated to each student.

Delicious lunches are available to purchase on the day. We happily cater for any dietary requirements when notified in advance, please email us. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cake is provided.

Want to review this course?

Excellent course content - a lot learned and the pieces we took away with us at the end of the day are absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely wear my scarf. The venue was perfect with lots of space to work in make a mess. Claire was a great tutor, very approachable and knowledgeable and Suzi is just so helpful and friendly. Lunch was provided and it was wonderful! Home cooked, and so tasty - as we had vegetarians and gluten-free folks with us their dietary needs were catered for and we all had the same but it was so deliciously yummy it was not obviously specialised - Juliet is an amazing cook. I will be booking again and I highly recommend this workshop 5/5

- - #11247

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Course Start Dates

Saturday 20th October 2018

Browse all UK Dyeing courses, and Printing & design courses

  • Suitable for events & groups

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.