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Kendall Clarke

Contact name: Kendall Clarke
Total bookings
11 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Kendall is a woven textile artist whose work has been exhibited widely, including in the US, Japan and the UK. She has won numerous awards and prizes for her finely-made and inventive work. Her process is materials-led and experimental, and she has a particular interest in paper and paper-like yarns. Her work is informed by a subtle aesthetic, influenced by the simple beauty of Japanese crafts. Kendall is also an experienced natural dyer and creates her own unique colours from natural sources.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Colour from Plants - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing
6 hours
Next date: 30th Jun 2024
3 places left
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Introduction to Handweaving
6 hours
Next date: 29th Jun 2024
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
29 May 24'

Divya Malhotra reviewed: Colour from Plants - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing

"I had a wonderful time at Kendall's natural plant dyeing workshop. As a complete beginner, I was quite clueless, but by the end I was excited to continue experimenting. Through-out the workshop I was ‘wowed’ by the magical things common plants can create. Kendall's warm welcome and expert guidance were a real blessing. She was patient and answered questions, even when the answers were potentially obvious. This open attitude created a relaxed learning environment. The hands-on approach of the workshop was fantastic. We all worked together, experimenting with different plant dyes and materials. Kendall explained the processes involved, and I was amazed by the colours we were able to achieve. She continuously reminded us of the importance of experimentation. And note keeping! Kendall's knowledge and passion for natural dyeing were truly inspiring. As a weaver and artist herself, she was open when asked to share her fascinating creative journey, which added another dimension to the workshop. By the end we left with detailed colour cards of the fibres and fabrics we had worked on in class, showcasing the effects of plant dyes on various fibres and how modification, post-dyeing could result in different colours. This class has given me the confidence to continue experimenting and exploring natural dyeing on my own, in a safe way. Overall, I highly recommend Kendall's natural plant dyeing workshop. It was a fun, informative, and inspiring experience."

12 Apr 24'

Maria reviewed: Colour from Plants - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing

"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. So much was covered in an organised, friendly, and creative way. Also, greatly appreciated being able to take at the end of day our own set of dyed fabric samples. Totally recommend for anyone with no experience in dyeing."

1 Apr 24'

Nikki King reviewed: Colour from Plants - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing

"A relaxing and well paced course with enough content for someone who has already dabbled with natural dyeing as familiar and new ideas / concepts were learnt. Kendall was very welcoming and informative, we had really good discussions related to the course and other similar crafts. I think having a little more space to arrange fabrics / wool would have been more helpful when organising them for the modifier and then organising once dyeing had finished. Also looking at how to keep them arranged for taking home especially because they were still wet. Overall a very good experience. "

12 Sep 23'

Agatha reviewed: Introduction to Handweaving

"My first hand weaving experience with Kendall Clarke was absolutely wonderful. As a beginner, I had no idea what to expect, however I gently allowed myself to be guided by Kendall who was patient, focused and more than happy to support me in the process of weaving simple to more challenging patterns. I gladly would recommend Kendall to any student who is keen to learn the process of weaving. "

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