5th May 2024 - 8th May 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells, or places close to where wells used stand, with pictures made from natural growing things and is very much a community effort.
As anyone that visits Tissington will see, well dressings are made up of one or more wooden frames/boards onto which a picture or design is constructed.
The process begins by firstly applying clay onto a board to act as a base. Secondly, natural materials like coffee beans are used to make an outline of the design. Then finally, such items as twigs, wool and flower petals are placed / pressed on to the surface to create different colour effects. The materials used are dependent upon what is available during May.
Each well dressing is a real cooperative effort taking a team of local residents up to a week to create a work of art, usually in someone's garage or some other available space, that will last little more than a week after its completion.
Wells in the Making 5- 8 May inclusive 10.00 am to 16.00
Tissington Well Dressings 2024 are from Thursday 9 May to Wed 15 May inclusive
Blessing Service Thursday 9 May at 11.00 am St Mary’s Church Tissington DE6 1RA
Tissington is located to the east of the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road, north of Fenny Bentley.
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