Printing with Leaves

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Sun 15Sep

A day of exploring colour and printed design

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

A day exploring colour and textures, printing with natural leaves and grasses. You will learn the process of sublimation printing using the heat press to create beautiful and unique botanical designs. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in autumnal foliage.

Event time: Sun 15th Sep 2024 at 9:30am - Sun 15th Sep 2024 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Create exciting textile designs
  • Appreciate natural forms
  • Learn a new craft
  • Nourishing two-course lunch included

Participants Will Gain

  • An understanding of the heat press
  • An understanding of the dye sublimation process
  • Confidence in exploring a new technique and creating exciting designs

A day experimenting with the heat press and exploring its possibilities in textile design. After a demonstration of the process of sublimation printing you will prepare your own dye papers using disperse dyes, the painted papers are used to add colour and design to the plant material and other materials used for printing.

The morning will be spent preparing the materials for printing using the heat press and there will be demonstrations of the different uses of textures, colour and different materials, with lots of sample prints to inspire you!

After lunch, you will be printing onto a selection of fabrics using your leaves, grasses and dye papers to create some amazing designs.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is needed!


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

A non-residential day-course; B&B may be available – please email or call Cathy on 01453 759 034

Additional Activities

  • Mindful walking through our woodland trails
  • Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
  • Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
  • Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£110 Day Ticket


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Day Course
£ 110.00
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Practical Information

Participants wear clothes they don't mind getting ink on or bring an apron or overalls.

Arrival and registration from 9.15am. The course begins at 9.30 am and ends with afternoon tea at 4.00 pm.

The price includes materials, delicious two-course lunch, and refreshments.

Registration from 9.15 am - 9:30am.

Clare Walsh

Clare is a designer and maker based in the Cotswolds. Inspired by the seasons, the local countryside and gardens she creates hand printed designs on linen using screen printing, block printing and thermofax printing. She also loves developing textile designs using the heat press to create unique fabric to line garments and accessories.
With a background in education she enjoys teaching workshops and courses in printed textiles and her work can be found in galleries, shops and art centres in the area as well as through her website.

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