Here in the woods at Bentley Woodfair, textiles expert, Mo Jackson, shares her knowledge and passion for experimenting with the unpredictable art of eco printing. Mo talks through the processes with enthusiasts Emma and Katie: from the importance of choosing leaves containing the most tannin (such as rose, sycamore and Japanese maple), to the use of mordants to fix this natural dye, through to the varying visual effects created by the use of different fabrics and equipment. http://mofeltart.weebly.com/; [email protected]; http://www.bentley.org.uk/
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Dominic Parrette deftly demonstrates how to make trugs using sweet chestnut and white willow. There are only a handful of professional trug makers working in the UK - Dominic and fellow expert Pete Marden use traditional trug making techniques here at the Hermonceux Truggery in East Sussex.
Inter generational community based Theatre Group "The King's Troupe" rehearse in the Woodlands for the Shakespeare Outdoor Festival in Stratford upon Avon. Mary Coaten directs embracing disorganized chaos...
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At the Yorkshire Arboretum`s `Wild About Wood` fair Clive Smith gives us a step-by-step demonstration on how to produce hurdles from lengths of pliable hazel wood. Clive expertly shows us how the fibrous quality of hazel makes it the ideal wood to work with, as it can be rolled, bent and tucked into position to ensure a strong, secure hurdle.