Out of this earth: working with earth pigments, soya milk & textiles with Claire Benn

Out of this earth: working with earth pigments, soya milk & textiles with Claire Benn
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Description

A three-day course designed to introduce you to an ecological method of binding earth (or mineral) pigments to textiles using soya milk.
This practical three-day course with textile artist Claire Benn is designed to introduce you to an ecological method of binding earth (or mineral) pigments to textiles using soya milk. Out of This Earth will explore a wide range of approaches and enable you to get to grips with the process and return home with a wide variety of samples – of a size that could be used for stitch or embroidery, cushions, quilt-making or small bags.

During the course you will be:

Collecting and processing your own earth pigments and using purchased pigments to explore their difference.
Making your own pigments sticks/crayons and learning how these can be used in your ongoing practice.
Making your own soya milk and thickening it, to make soya paste and your own paints.
You will leave the three days with an understanding of and experience in:

Pre-sizing cloth.
Various surface design techniques and application methods using liquid and thickened soya paints.
Post sizing and washing the cloth (when necessary or desired) as well as curing the cloth.
Ideas on how to use the cloth for art or functional items.
Includes overnight accommodation for the 8th July.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Students are advised to wear clothes suitable for gardening or decorating (e.g. nothing precious or fancy!). A cloth apron is also useful as are comfy shoes as we will be working on a concrete floor. All other materials will be provided and you will be using the surrounding landscape for gathering material, so we have that in abundance!

Maker

Clayhill Arts at Clayhill Arts

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Venue

Clayhill Farm
Charlynch Lane
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA5 2PH

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

8 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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