Come and enjoy our gallery which supports over forty talented designer makers. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Claire Cawte designs and makes scarves and wraps. She is Cardiff based and studied Contemporary Textile Practice as a mature student at the University of Wales Institute. She is particularly interested in natural materials and works primarily in silk, linen, hessian and merino wool. These she hand colours using natural dyes, including plants and other organic materials; collecting leaves from her garden and dyeing fabrics in the bath or in a washing machine. Once coloured, the fabrics are combined using nuno felting and manipulation techniques: layering, trapping, slashing, fraying and stitching.