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Botanical Prints and Eco-Dyeing in West Wales

Botanical Prints and Eco-Dyeing in West Wales

Course Provider: Make it in Wales

Contact Name: Suzi Park

Telephone: 01239 562007

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Ystrad Farm
SA32 7QW

Course Length: 1 day

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Course Start Dates
Sunday 22nd October 2017


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.

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 at Ystrad Farm where a delicious lunch is provided and included in the ticket price.

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.

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