Tweets by @saffronfete “Saffron Walden is transformed into music haven in Fete de la Musique” PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 June 2015 Reporter 26 June 2015 Saffron Walden Arts Trust will be hosting Saffron Walden’s first ever International Music Day, also known as Fête de la Read More
Saffron Walden Open Studios 2015 will take place on the weekends of 25/26 April and 02/03 May 2015. A total of 16 artists’ studios will be open to the public, in Saffron Walden and the surrounding villages. You can see a full list of the studios here: Saffron Walden Open Read More
MAYOR’S APPEAL ARTS FAIR 22 & 23 NOVEMBER 2014 CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE! Saffron Walden Arts Trust is organising its annual Mayor’s Appeal Arts Fair ~ a wonderful event giving local artists and makers an opportunity to sell their own work, and for Read More
Indigo, the colour between blue and violet in the spectrum, the colour both of ceremonies and our ubiquitous blue jeans. What is so special about it? Where does it come from? Why was it known as “The Devil’s dye”? A brief history with examples from many traditions, bringing us up to the discovery of the aniline dyes one hundred years ago, and beyond. Clarissa’s relationship with indigo goes back to the 60’s, when she was introduced to it as a Pre-Diploma art student by Susan Bosence. Since then she has pursued her interest in painting and in costume. She trained as an art therapist, while maintaining a fascination with textiles. A talk at the Cambridge Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, by Jenny Balfour-Paul inspired her to resume indigo-dyeing, and to make pictures using the fabrics she had dyed, and find a way to share ways of dyeing with indigo by running workshops, which she has now done for many years. She specialises in Japanese shibori – a magical way of transforming fabric.