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PRACTICAL COURSE IN THE NATURAL CRAFTS – WOAD – ROOTS and BERRIES

PRACTICAL COURSE IN THE NATURAL CRAFTS – WOAD – ROOTS and BERRIES

14 October 2018 - 10:30am at The Coach House

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WOAD,  ROOTS & BERRIES

This is our AUTUMN series from our  PRACTICAL COURSE IN THE NATURAL CRAFTS with Claire Bessel and Sara Jane Glendinning.

We will explore the qualities  and properties of the plants through medicine making and dyeing. The course is aimed at all levels and has been designed to engage with each season accordingly. The produce is local and our practice aims to be sustainable, sharing both our studies and our passions for what we do. Claire and Sara Jane have been working together  for a year now and have designed a course to engage the seasons along with their own practice.

Claire Bessel

is a professional weaver and weaving teacher, trained at the Swedish School of Textiles. She has a passion for sustainable craft practice and uses dyeing, spinning, felting and other textile craft techniques to support her weaving practice. She has completed courses in felting and dyeing and holds a PTTLS qualification in teaching.

Claire is committed to spreading her love of textile crafts by sharing her skills, and has the goal of re-skilling people to help develop sustainable local economies. Since 2015 she has been the weaving teacher for Kent Adult Education. She is based in Brighton where she weaves and dyes, collaborates with like-minded organizations, offers tuition and works on commissions.

Teaching feeds Claire’s own creative practice through the constant creative sparks of possibility that exist in the interaction between teacher and student and between idea and practice. Claire loves teaching, learning and being challenged to think afresh in how to best pass on her skills to learners.

Currently, Claire is developing her spinning skills, in order to spin up a vast quantity of wool that she has dyed using plants. In line with slow movement principles, Claire takes her time to enjoy and learn from each part of the creative process.

Come explore the rainbow of uses that plants offer us, in a beautiful environment steeped in folklore. We will be based in Brighton’s very own Wonderland, with well equipped facilities that open up a world of creative possibilities.

Sara Jane Glendinning

runs the Coach House and practices herbalism through the arts, crafts and the creative process.   She is a  trained medical  herbalist along with an artist and musician. She continuously works bringing the art of Herbalism through to her daily life.   She runs small group sessions like the Green Aprons promoting local nature studies and loves to celebrate nature through the creative process of thought and practice.   Of Recent she has been touring   Culpepers Medicine Garden a show  celebrating the local plants of Sussex  through song  folklore inspired but the works of Nicholas Culpeper.

Cost for the day is £50  ( we do have a low wage policy please enquire )

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