In this two-day workshop, Susan Furneaux will guide you through the preparation and application of natural materials for your contemporary studio practice. On day one, Susan will discuss and demonstrate the preparation of bones, skins, fur, plant materials and minerals for use. Day two is all about exploration! With your kit of supplied materials, you will explore textile techniques using bones, teeth, fur, spruce tanned hide, moose hair, willow beads etc. All forms of textile techniques are open for exploration and items from your personal cabinet of curiosities are encouraged. At the end of the workshop, time will be given for participants to share their explorations with a concluding discussion.