For the Love of Leaves - Silver, Natural Dyes and Dried Deliciousness
Explore the ways in which we can use leaves and plants to help preserve nature’s optimism!
Arrival on Day 1 is from 4pm, the weekend will begin with welcome drinks at 7pm followed by dinner at 7.30 pm
8.30 -9.30 Breakfast
10.00 -12.00 Silver Clay part 1
Learn which leaves make the best moulds, and forage in the garden to find something beautiful to cast.
Learn how to make a silicone mould from your chosen piece of nature
Explore the use of silver clay, use your own mould to cast from the clay and prepare your piece for firing
1.30 -4.30 Free Time
possible visit to Wells next the sea/My Hazelwood Beach Hut or other local beauty spot
4.30 -5.30 Natural Fast Dyes
Learn about the plants that produce fast dyes and how to use them.
Explore the colours that can be created using dried leaves from Woad and Weld plants
Dye a piece of natural linen, and create an individual eye pillow or lavender bag
5.30 - 7.00 Free Time
8.00 Free Time
possible movie night or fire pit on the terrace
8.30 -9.30 Breakfast
10.00 - 12.30 Silver Clay part 2/Natural Dyes part 2
finishing touches - polish, refine and finish your silver clay piece (s) and complete your eye pillow or lavender bag
departure from 2pm
All guests will go home with either a pair of earrings or 1/2 pieces of silver jewellery (depending on size), an eye pillow or lavender bag made from their hand dyed linen, and a seedling or seeds to enable them to continue their dyeing journey at home. There may be the opportunity to make extra items. The craft table will also offer the chance to explore other creative opportunities and will be stocked with individual kits with the makings of extra projects. It may also be possible to purchase starter kits to take home. I lead all the workshops myself and am always thrilled and impressed by the professional and unique results that everyone achieves. All materials are provided including 7g of silver clay, extra clay may be available to buy at cost.
We create a luxury, boutique retreat experience and therefore, you need bring nothing but the right clothes for whatever weather North Norfolk can throw at us (and even then, we have a stash of wellingtons and coats in various sizes to borrow if you are taken by surprise!) You may also want to bring gym clothes and a swimming costume if you feel you might be tempted. Otherwise, just bring yourselves and your unique creativity.
Price for 5 guests fully inclusive £2000
Extra Workshop Participant (max 1 per House Party ) £300
Non participating guest £250
Actual timing of sessions subject to change