Walkhampton, Dartmoor, Devon
Jane believes in making fabrics from scratch, and even breeds her own silk worms to get exactly the quality of silk she requires. Yarns come from her own sheep, while her dyes are from indigo and other plants in her garden.
Jane says: “The magic of rearing a caterpillar, and then using the discarded cocoon to create something lovely, is a marvellous process. Similarly, to take the heavy fleece from a sheep who is glad to be rid of it and turn that into a yarn or fabric that someone can use is a real privilege.”
During her workshops, Jane will explain how she rears caterpillars to produce fine silks and extracts dyes from indigo and other plants.
To find out more about Jane, please visit www.janedeane.co.uk.
During this workshop you will use fresh flowers and leaves to create flower prints on fabric, an art known as Hapa Zome. There is also the option to pound flowers on to blank cards to make greeting cards. Two hours.
Price: £45 per person for a two-hour workshop. Minimum two people.
Learn to make an indigo vat and how to pleat, stitch, clamp or tie cotton fabric to produce beautiful random patterns. You will also dye a cotton bag that you can take your fabrics away in. Three hours.
Cost: £45 per person for a three-hour workshop (minimum two people).