Botanical Prints and Eco-Dyeing in West Wales
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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.
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
Lynne Jones - - #11247
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Course Start DatesSaturday 30th June 2018
Saturday 20th October 2018
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