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Botanical Impressions Book

with Claire Cawte 


Friday 8 November. 10am-4pm. 2 PLACES LEFT


The yard:ARTspace is delighted to welcome back Claire Cawte and the alchemy of Eco Dyeing.

Using a collection of leaves and petals you can learn how to prepare your paper and extract colour from plants to create attractive prints. 

Exploring the features and textures of leaves for patterning, learn how to extract colour experimenting with papers, fold, wrap and bind for the Eco Print effect, transferring detail onto the papers which secretly happens during the bundle dyeing method.

Choosing from your favourite pieces you will assemble your pages to create a small botanical print book.


The Tutor - Claire Cawte


"Claire Cawte is Welsh textile designer/maker with a BA hons in Contemporary Textile Practice and now working from The Sustainable Studio in Cardiff.  The approach to Claire’s practice is fuelled by using environmental and sustainable methods, using locally foraged plants to dye fabric and British wool fleece, and more recently from the Cambrian Mountains in Wales for making the most wonderful felt.  Working intuitively with materials and drawing inspiration from tribal costume to embody the ethical aspect of her creative practise in designing and making a range of bespoke accessories."


Botanical Impressions Book- What to Expect 

Friday 8 November. 10am-4pm


What you need to bring along with you and / or prepare in advance

A bunch of roses, freesia or a good variety (hand full) of leaves & flowers  ……Geranium, maple, eucalyptus, oak, hazel, heuchera, solidago, fuchsia, hydrangea  

Treasure scraps of paper, lace, ribbon, threads, linen thread, sewing kit


Course Cost

£80 to include some materials. The tutor will have extra materials available to purchase.

Places are not considered booked without the receipt of the full workshop cost of £80

non refundable or transferable


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