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KENT CLOTH - Winter discovery of natural colour with Fergus the Forager

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The Pines Calyx

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Saint Margarets Bay

CT15 6DZ

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KentCLOTH- Winter- Discovery of natural colour

Winter workshop at The Pines Calyx, St Margarets Bay, Kent

In this series of workshops in different locations throughout Kent over the coming year, Fergus will facilitate the group in the discovery of natural colours that can be sourced from the local area. These colours are often apparent, but also often hidden within plants, fungi, and seaweeds, within roots, barks, berries, and leaves of countless botanicals. Working with differently mordanted fabrics, and through the creation and use of paper made from different mushroom species, participants will discover the many unique variables involved in the extraction and setting down of colour.

There really is a kaleidoscopic range of colour discovering opportunities to be had from an exploration of the natural world all around us, and it is, in part, the unique variables of time, place, and extraction technique, that will determine the final range of colours produced. Indeed, although 100s of botanicals can be used, it is worth noting that the famous illuminated manuscript that is the Lindesfarne Gospel, although produced many centuries ago, around 715 AD, derives its 90 different colours from just 6 sources. Come and join Fergus to begin or extend your appreciation of the richly coloured world around you, and learn how to tap into that source of endless creative possibilities.

Workshops are part funded by Arts Council England as part of the Kent Cloth project. Work produced from the day will be exhibited as part of a colloaborative Kent Cloth exhibition at the Rochester Art Gallery from October 2019 - January 2020. Filming may take place during the day. You will be invited to the private view and work will be returned to you at the end of the project.

www.fergustheforager.co.uk

www.fableandbase.co.uk

Supported by Art Council England

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