Events

Eco Leaf Print Workshop

Leaves and other botanical material are laid on fabric, rolled and bound very tightly, and with the help of dampness and heat, release the dye compounds found in the material, to give imprints of the leaves/plant matter on the fabric. This dyeing, depending on some other factors in the process, is colour and light fast.

The colour of the leaf (e.g. autumn colours) used bears little resemblance to the colour produced on the fabric, as it is the dye within the leaf that is released, and which gives the colour on the cloth.

The pieces produced can be used for bags, book covers, clothing, cushions.

Silk and wool fabric dye easily, as does paper. Cotton and linen are a bit more tricky, but can also be done.

Proposed Dates:

May: Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd
June Sat 19th, Sun 20th
July: Sat 24th, Sun 25th

Time: 9.30am to 4 pm
Venue: 18 Mahy Way, Leamington, Cambridge
Cost: $140 for 2 days, $85 one day (preferably first day if you are new to it).

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.

Email or phone Tutor Liz Wilson for further information and to book.

Email: ewilson1169@gmail.com
Phone: 021 072 0114

Indigo Dye Workshop

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:

May:  Sat 15th, Sun 16th

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
Email: ewilson1169@gmail.com
Phone:  0210 720 114