Botanical Print Workshop by Claire Cawte

Festival: 2016
Event type: Workshop

Discover Eco-print techniques during this workshop, transfer amazing colour from leaves, petals and berries to give an extraordinary pattern and natural colour on paper and cloth.

Using Heritage skills and sustainable methods discover how to extract colour from plants and edibles creating prints and colour on cloth.  Create colourful swatches for a fabric reference book and a gorgeous length of botanical printed fabric can be worn as a scarf, display or further embellished
What to bring:

Please bring plants, fabric, string, rusty metal, apron, gloves, small plastic container, note book, pen, scissors and bag for wet items to carry home

PLANTS: leaves, flowers, bark, berries, red cabbage, red onion, onion skin etc.

FABRIC: silk, wool, linen, cotton, very small table cloths & napkins

STRING: string/yarn/thread/elastic bands

METAL: rusty scraps of iron/copper, old tools, found objects, bottle tops
Age Group     16+

Ability / level  suitable for all students

Cost    £50 per student with some essential materials provided for dyeing, please refer to material list for what to bring
To book please contact Claire either by phone or email, payment is required in advance – 07748842117 or
 About Claire
Claire Cawte is an established Welsh textile designer/maker since 2004 with a BA Hons in Contemporary Textile Practice and now working from The Sustainable Studio in Cardiff.  The approach to Claire’s practice is essential in employing environmental and sustainable methods, using locally foraged plants to dye fabric, British peace silk and British wool fleece from the Cambrian Mountains in Wales.
Claire has been awarded support and funding grants from the Arts Council of Wales on two occasions to develop her creative practice and research into the fleece from underused breeds of native sheep.  She teaches at United World College, St Donat’s Castle and has exhibited both nationally and internationally throughout UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
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