About the Course
Enjoy a 3-day mini-break, for beginners and experienced creatives, artists and crafters alike, inspired by nature.
In practical hands-on workshops, design and create a piece of pewter cast jewellery, a plant-dyed natural fabric scarf, unique hazel garden ornaments, and an upcycled scrapbook/journal to capture your weekend’s inspirations, sketches, words, and colours. With collaborative Japanese Renga poetry writing, walks in the woods, entertaining evenings, and an imaginative retreat weekend exploring nature’s patterns, shapes and colours... join us at Braziers Park, in beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, and let your creativity flow...
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: only 16 workshop places available.
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?
Lunches, Workshops, and All Materials. Accommodation can be booked for as little as £90 for a 3-night booking.
I attended a previous natural dye workshop of Sabrina's and it was incredible - we created some beautiful shades of colour simply from onion skins, avocado stones and pomegranate skins! Was very impressed by the beauty and range of colours that plants & nature can produce with different fabrics - even using iron nails to create patterns!
Sabrina was so knowledgeable on all matters natural and environmental - who knew that certain dyes & fabrics could be naturally UV resistant and even healing!
Would definitely recommend this course to beginners and more experienced artists/crafters alike.
Alexandra - - #19545
Having attended Sabrina natural botanical dye talk, I can’t wait to attend the workshop to get some hands on experience. I loved the whole sustainability connection to nature and was surprised at how so much vegetable and plant kitchen waste can be used to make living colours. Sabrina is very knowledgable and passionate about the natural dying process and being environmentally friendly. I found the whole process intriguing how avocado stones and skins can make lovely pink dyes. Sabrina shared lots of samples to show how her botanical dyes can produce very different colours and effects depending on the natural fabrics used. The talk was very informative, relaxed and friendly.
Joanne - - #19485
I've been on one of D's pewter cast jewellery courses, and she is a fabulously creative and innovative teacher. Really good to find the workshop again, on this multi crafts-and-creativity weekend at Braziers Park. I've also participated in J's collaborative poetry sessions, which are enlightening and inspiring - even if you think you aren't a poet!
Braziers is a wonderful place to spend time - always interesting, inspiring and quirky. I went to their Inspired by Nature Easter Creativity weekend about 10 years ago, which was really enjoyable, and we made lots of beautiful (and useful!) things. I'm looking forward to going again, to enjoy the crafts on offer this time around, and share the landscape, meals, and fun of another creativity weekend there.
Char - - #19253
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