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Committed to Cloth

If you are interested in creating fabrics for use in quilts and art textiles or indeed creating fabrics which are works of art in their own right, then you need to know about Committed to Cloth, if you don't already.

Committed to Cloth is a fabulous teaching and working environment where Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan - the owners of C2 run workshops and provide the facility for independent study if that is what you want. Have a little look at their website  and you will get the feel for this lovely organisation.  The workshops take place in a beautiful 16th century barn with huge glass windows and excellent tables for working on.  Downstairs houses the area for mixing dyes and creating wet processes.  On the ground floor are the working tables and upstairs is the coffee area and table for lunch. All beautifully thoughout and appointed with clean lines in the storage and everything beautifully labelled - great inspiration for my own storage in the future!

Our first day was mind-blowing.  So much to take in as well as getting to know our fellow students. But the notes for the course are comprehensive and Claire Benn is a very talented instructor.

Here are some photos of what we were doing:

Leslie demonstrating how we are going to prepare the various containers of dye.


This is the double act - Claire doing the explanation, Leslie demonstrating. They make a great complementary pair. 

I suspect I shall include lots more photos of our days at  Potters Barn Studio.

I came home clutching my bucket with ziplock bags full of dyed cloth which I am in the proces of washing out.  Once I have completed the process, I shall share with you what I have been doing and photos of the effects.

The trip there is just about 1 hour 45 minutes drive and we need to be there before 9 am.  We finish about 5 pm so again, a long trip home.  There is just one session a month so it is not too bad.

All very exciting and I am looking forward to getting into some of the other techniques which we shall be meeting.


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