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.
enjoy a creative day in an idyllic garden setting using the cottons, silk scarves etc I can provide
for you! 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.
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?
Do you belong to a textile guild or group e.g. G.S.W.D.,
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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pictures and student comments
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 an issue of Elledecoration publicising available courses – bookings are coming in fast!