Indigo Dye and Shibori:
Indigo dyeing and shibori are ancient arts practised in many parts of the world, particularly Asia and Africa. Shibori is a Japanese word meaning ‘to wring, squeeze, press’. The fabric is manipulated by stitch, binding, clamping, wrapping etc with thread, to form intricate patterns of resist, which when it is dyed and revealed, show beautiful patterns of white on the deep blue fabric.
Participants are shown how to make up the indigo dye vat, then are shown various different shibori techniques to produce samples which can then be used to make bags, cushion covers, book covers, jewellery and even clothing. I have samples of suggestions and ideas for the use of your pieces.
Natural fabrics (silk, cotton, linen, wool can be dyed. Paper can also be used with many of the techniques.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Dates for my planned workshops:
June: Sat 12th, Sun 13th
July: Sat 3rd, Sun 4th
Venue: 18 Mahy Way, Leamington, Cambridge
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $140 for 2 days, $85 for one day, but that really needs to be the first day if you have not done this before with either of the classes
Maximum number: 5
Please advise all the dates that would suit. As long as I have at least 3 bookings for any of the dates, I will certainly run it. I have given a choice of dates, and I’ll work out which ones to run from the numbers showing interest on each date. Don’t forget, if you have a group of 3-5 people I can possibly sort out a date to suit you.
For more info & to book, contact:
Tutor: Liz Wilson
Phone: 0210 720 114