Botanical Dye and Abstract Quilt Making with Ciara Callaghan
Seven Week Creative Course
Photograph by Ciara Callaghan
15, 22, 29 September; 6, 13, 20 October; 3 November 2021
Half Term: 25–29 October 2021 (no teaching)
We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course.
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
This course marries together two heritage crafts; natural dyeing and quilt making.
Both crafts enable us to slow down, connect with nature and the making process. The resulting quilt will be a beautiful, handmade piece that can be passed down through generations as quilts have been for hundreds of years.
This seven-week course begins with an exploration into foraged dyes available during the Autumn. We will then explore abstract patching techniques inspired by flat press fabric techniques and Japanese boro as we learn hand quilting, binding and finishing techniques.
Each student will leave with a completely unique piece of functional textile art, coloured by nature and made with patience, time and skill.
What will I need to bring?
Materials are included. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines in on weeks 5 & 6 as we have limited numbers (please get in touch if this is not possible so we can organize ones to be available on site) and are also welcome to bring any textiles of sentimental value they may want to include in their quilt.
Art Studio, The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
Ciara Callaghan is a natural colour and textile artist based. Her work is an exploration into being present and finding calm in the making process as well as functional textiles as fine art objects and the history of a piece of textile art from dyeing and making through to the relationship of owning. Ciara creates a learning environment where you can slow down and leave busy life behind you as you learn new skills and enter the flow state of making.www.ciaracallaghan.com