The Film The fascinating story of people, places and processes that conspire to create linen and plant dyes has been captured for the project by filmmaker Kimi Gill.
The Workshops- A Film by Kimi Gill Photography Kimi Gill captures the story of the workshops through the Kent Cloth Project. Fabulously interesting exhibition ‘slow’ beautifully printed textiles and supporting material Love the film
Delighted to feature in Faversham Life……….. Faversham Life Flax, Fibre and Plant Dyes is the culmination of The Kent Cloth Project and is showing at Rochester Art Gallery until 4 January 2020. It has grown out of Francesca Baur’s passion for textiles and the Kentish landscape, and her desire to reconnect the two. She writes: ‘This project advocates a
A fabulous day spent at the Huguenot Museum delivering a natural dye print workshop as part of the Flax, Fibres and Plant dyes exhibition. Comments Great day! Really enjoyed it, thank you ever so much, completely new skill and knowledge Thank you I should have brought a plastic bag to take things home in Excellent
4 Oct 19 – 4 Jan 20 Flax, Fibres & Plant Dyes Kent Cloth textile works by Francesca Baur Throughout 2019 Francesca Baur developed a series of seasonal wall hangings each exploring the landscape of Kent inspired by four very different locations for the Kent Cloth Project. Kent Cloth was Francesca’s response to an awareness
A fantastic evening @rochesterartgallery over 150 people joined us at tonight’s preview for @francescabaur @kent_clothexhibition. So much lovely feedback from visitors. The show continues until 4 Jan 2020. #naturaldyes#flaxlinen #plantdyes #kentcloth#enjoymedway#rochesterhighstreetuk
Kimi gill Photography visited the studio to capture the production of the wall hangings inspired by the four locations Doddington Place Gardens, Elmley Nature Reserve, Brogdale Fruit Collections, The Pines Calyx. The four wall hangings were all printed on Belgian linen using natural dye print pastes.
Flax, fibres and spinning Artisans in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have been working with flax for centuries with their skills and expertise passed on from generation to generation. From seed to fabric the Kent Cloth project explored the possibilities of growing flax in the UK. We visited Belgian linen producers to discover more about
Discovery of natural colour and paper making with Fergus the Forager & Francesca Baur In a series of workshops in different locations throughout Kent over the year, Fergus the forager led workshops discovering the natural colours and materials to make paper that can be sourced from the local area. These colours are sometimes apparent, but also often
Plant dye and screen print workshop Summer- Pines Calyx In this series of seasonal workshops from Fable & Base, participants explored the locations to design a range of screen prints, printing and dyeing linen using pastes made from dye extracts, food waste as well as using plants from the natural dye garden at Pines Calyx.
Artisans in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have been working with flax for centuries with their skills and expertise passed on from generation to generation. From seed to fabric the Kent Cloth project explored the possibilities of growing flax in the UK. We visited Belgian linen producers to discover more about the production of linen
A wonderful day spent at @elmleynature delivering the KentCLOTH Spring print workshop. We had the most amazing few hours soaking up the wilderness of Elmley, whilst learning how to use natural dye techniques to transfer ideas onto cloth. I couldn’t fault it. Extremely well run.Interesting and well worth attending.
Our second workshop at Elmley Nature Reserve, another gorgeous day spent foraging and dyeing cloth in a stunning setting Excellent workshop today. Interesting, immersive and enjoyable. Fergus’s knowledge and passion for engaging in multiple ways with natural materials was inspiring. To be invited on a journey of discovery with him regarding our ‘blind’ choosing of
May 20th- June 2019 we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Ideas Test Gallery in Sittingbourne, showcasing the work from the workshops.
Kent Cloth delivered a screen printing using natural dye workshop and foraging for local colour workshop at Milton Creek Country Park in April and May 2019. “This was a particularly engaging project which sparked a lot of interest from the local community, both in terms of active workshop participants and drop-in visitors to the exhibition
The flax seeds in your packet can be used to grow a ½ sq.m patch of flax. INSTRUCTIONS The first step is to prepare the soil, either in your garden or in two large window boxes at least 20 cm deep. Pull out all weeds and till the soil, breaking up any clods, for good soil
Visiting Belgium in February was such an great experience where I learnt so much about flax and linen production. From starting my business @fableandbase in 2014 I’ve been determined to source local materials and have wanted to find out more about the heritage of European linen. I’ve also been interested to find out why we don’t
We had such an amazing day at the Pines Calyx on 16th March 2019 with our natural dye and print workshop. We started the session by making 4 dye baths including Lavender, Turmeric, Red cabbage and Avocado. We used vintage linen swatches which had been pre mordanted using Alum. Participants had the opportunity to walk
At the beginning of February, we had the most amazing opportunity to visit a linen mill and flax museum in Kortrijk, Belgium. Day 1 – The Mill The first part of the visit involved visiting the mill. It has been on my wish list to visit for some years, so I knew I would enjoy
Natural dyeing and mushroom paper making through the seasons from locally foraged materials is a beautifully engaging, creative, playful, artistic, and nature-based way to reveal the hidden or unnoticed wonders and riches of the natural world around us. People have sourced natural colour from wild botanicals for millennia, and we shall continue this great tradition. Few
“It was great fun kicking off the @kent_cloth ‘Autumnal discovery of natural colour’ series of workshops last weekend, and beginning the day by reading all the adults there one of my favourite incredibly apt and inspiring children’s books. It’s taken a week to finish drying and labelling both the dyed cloth and mushroom papers we created on
A brilliant Autumnal weekend spent at Brogdale Fruit Collections – KentCLOTH launched the Autumn season offering taster workshops, printing apples in Madder & Turmeric dye pastes on vintage linen at the National Apple Festival. It was so great to meet so many different people. Thank you to all the natural dye screen printers, the artists that