Naturally Dyed Wrapping Cloth With Ciara Callaghan
Seasonal Creative Course
Photograph by Ciara Callaghan
11 December 2021
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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Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Influenced by Japanese Furoshiki, during this gentle, festive workshop we will spend time thoughtfully dyeing and finishing squares of cloth to be used as reusable wrapping cloths when gift giving this year.
Participants will explore some of the natural dyes still available in Winter, food waste dyes, printing and resist techniques and hand sewn embellishments.
Each participant will take home a selection of wrapping cloths and ribbons in various sizes. We will also have a little play with different ways the cloths can be used to wrap gifts.
What do I need to bring?
All materials are included.
Woodworking 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 fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.