An exciting opportunity to discover the alchemical process of achieving blue textile colours from plants.
Learn about natural indigo vat dyeing and experiment with a variety of traditional Japanese Shibori fold + bind "resist" pattern making techniques to create beauteous blue and white repeat patterns on cloth. The invitation is to bring your own natural fibre textiles, which must be washed in advance and brought to class damp. (There will also be some organic British silk available in class, for you to purchase at an additional cost). You will leave with an understanding of how to prepare your own vat, using a simple 3-step process, how to prepare, process and finish your cloth for lasting results, and use Shibori to make a range of different patterns, along with your own indigo Shibori dyed item to take away with you.
We recommend bringing a small, pre-washed item, made from 100% natural fibres only, preferably 100% silk for best results, to use with this dye technique.
Notes: Organic UK-grown silk will be available for additional purchase by the 1/2 metre at £28/metre (140 cm width). Cash only.
Please bring your own items to dye with or cash to purchase silk in class.
If bringing large items, please expect to pay an additional contribution and be sure to send an email notification in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks.
Full price: £35/ Concessions: £30