Painting & Fabric Staining With Clay – Polly Bennett

Painting & Fabric Staining With Clay – Polly Bennett

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Let environmental artist and natural pigment maker Polly Bennett teach you how to decorate your own fabric and stain your own yarn using natural clay!

By the end of the workshop you will have your own unique fabric to use for your next crafty project.

30% off for MT Members x

What's the plan Stan?

In this 2 hour workshop, guest teacher and pigment making wizard, Polly Bennett, will show you different ways to decorate your own fabric, and stain your own yarn, using natural clay!

By mixing the clay with soya milk, it becomes a stain, allowing the painted image to remain on the fabric. How is cool is that!?

By the end of the workshop you will have your own unique fabric to use for your next crafty project! You will also get to take home some yarn, fabric and dye baths to complete more designs after the session, along with a set of easy-to-follow instructions.


We got you covered

Polly will bring along a selection of natural objects and images to use as inspiration for your creations.

She will then teach you how to embellish your design with your naturally dyed yarn, and how to paint your pattern or picture onto your A3 cotton fabric.

All equipment and materials are included in the cost of the workshop. No previous sewing experience necessary!

Meet Polly!

The lovely Polly Bennett is an environmental artist “portraying the land, with the land” through traditional craftsmanship, using locally sourced materials in a process likened to alchemy.

Polly is a natural pigment collector and maker. In 2020 she founded her company POLBEN’s Pigment, where she celebrates and sells sustainable artist’s pigments and inks created from natural materials which she sources herself.

Polly graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2018 and in 2019 completed The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers’ Decorative Surfaces Fellowship. She is an Honorary Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers’, and also a member of the Wilderness Art Collective, a group of creatives whose work discusses the natural world.

We can’t wait to learn from all her wisdom!

workshop FAQ's

Do I need to bring anything?

Just your awesome self! Everything you will need for this workshop is taken care of including herbal teas and a toilet.

Any sweet deals for members?

Why yes! If you’re sensible enough to be a MT member, you can get 30% off this special guest workshop. Well done you!

I can no longer make it, can I get a refund?

Sorry pal, unfortunately we do not offer refunds on our guest workshops. But you are welcome to send someone you know in your place instead.

I missed the train and i'm running late

Ain’t no thing chicken wing! We will always start the workshop on time, but will catch you up the best we can.

Can I bring my kid?

Yeah baby. If you’ve got a cool well-behaved kid, then book 2 tickets – one for them, one for you. 13+ please, and babies always welcome.

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Painting & Fabric Staining With Clay – Polly Bennett