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'Introducing Devore' textile workshop with Gill Kirk
Sat 8 July 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
Join textile artist and printmaker Gill Kirk to explore the exciting fabric art of Devore, using some of the plants growing at Skelton Grange. This is firstly a chemical process, which removes selected fibres from fabric using a Devore paste, to make beautiful embossed patterns and textures. These fabrics are then hand dyed to create a range of fabulous pieces and swatches to treasure and make things with. All materials and tools will be provided, with extra fabrics available to purchase
We will sustain you with tea & coffee, and some very gorgeous cake from That Old Chestnut, a friendly Leeds-based bakery that uses organic ingredients 100% free from animal products. Please bring a packed lunch with you - local options are limited.
Skelton Grange is a beautiful, light eco-building set in a nature reserve with ponds, meadows, woodland, vegetable garden & fruit orchard. If the weather is inviting, you are very welcome to enjoy your lunch or cup of tea outdoors and wander...
All proceeds will go to support the great charitable work of The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, which you can read more about on our website .
You can also view other workshops & events we are planning!