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.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
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.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during this workshop
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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