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I run workshops to introduce you to indigo dyeing and shibori, throughout the summer in my studio and garden in Radwinter near Saffron Walden England.

See the Contact page for a map link and directions.

Come and enjoy a creative day in an idyllic garden setting using the cottons, silk scarves etc I can provide for you!
Or bring your white shirts, T-shirts etc and transform your wardrobe for the summer! Learn about this magical blue dye and how to use it on cottons and silks, using Japanese shibori techniques. Design your own scarf or cushion cover or make experimental pieces for patchwork or embroidery work. Why not get a group of friends together?

This is a beautiful peaceful setting only an hour away from London. In small friendly groups you will be assured of as much individual attention as you need.

Do you belong to a textile guild or group e.g. G.S.W.D., embroiderers, quilters, etc? I can come an give a talk to your group on indigo and shibori, with or without a follow-up workshop.

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WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Come and experience for yourselves the magic of indigo.

We will look at examples of indigo dyeing and talk about the different shibori techniques. I'll tell you how an indigo vat works. Most people then make up a sample piece of cotton using the stitching techniques (you may also bring pre-prepared shibori stitched pieces). If you have a project or clothes you want to dye/transform - (white or light-coloured cotton or silk etc), bring them. We might go on to further shibori techniques, e.g. folding and clamping (itajime) and pole-wrapping (arashi). I shall have some scarves and cotton bags to dye that you can buy (cost price) from me.

A feature on Indigo-dyeing headed 'New Skills' appeared in the April 2013 issue of Elledecoration publicising available courses bookings are coming in fast!

    NEW 2014 SPRING DATES for INDIG0-DYEING
    At weekends come for one day or both.
    10am - 4pm.

  • April 26th (Saturday)
  • May 3th (Sat)
  • May 10th-11th (Sat, Sun)
  • May 18th-19th (Sun, Mon)
  • June 14th (Sat) at White House Arts
  • August 3-4th (Sat, Sun)

Other dates may be possible by arrangement especially if you can get your own little group (up to 5) together.

Please Contact me as soon as you can if you are interested in finding mutually convenient days.

Weekdays are often negotiable (Thursdays and/or Fridays) by arrangement.

£50 for Introductory day, £45 if returning. £95 for two days, £90 if returning (the cost will be slightly more if you bring a lot of dyeing). Discounts for groups.

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAYS ETC (Introductory day 50).

*Equipment all provided - scarves, cotton bags etc cost price or bring your own fabrics/ clothes etc *

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