Wednesday, 16 May 2012

In the studio with Claire Wellesley-Smith

Name: Claire Wellesley-Smith

5 words to describe your practice: Naturally-dyed hand-stitched textiles.

Exhibiting at:

13 Bromley Road
Shipley, BD18 4DS
3rd - 5th of June 2012

My open house and studio will also include the work of textile artist Hannah Lamb and woodturner Hugh Leishman. There will be natural dyeing demonstrations at 2pm each day and tea and home-made cake available too.

The most unusual thing about my work is...

I grow traditional dye plants then process them to dye the fabric and threads I stitch with.

3 biggest inspirations on your practice:Traditional techniques, teaching, and sharing sustainable practices.

You can read more about Claire's work and see beautiful images on her blog:


  1. Her work is beautiful isn't it?! Wish l was nearer and could visit the work in person.

  2. Hello Claire - have been reading your blog via "found,stitched,dyed" and am very interested in attending your workshops - pls could you email me with details of forthcoming events - I am a printmaker and use stitch in my work, have always sewn... My email is I live in Mill Bank, nr Halifax. Kind regards, sue walker