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Indigo & shibori dye course

Experiment with natural indigo dye and shibori stitch techniques.

  • Started 9 May
  • 90 British pounds
  • Worle Florists

Service Description

This three week course gives you the time to explore a variety of stitch techniques creating a collection of shibori dyed fabrics. If you have ever tried tie dye or attended the introduction to shibori this is a great course to explore a variety of stitch techniques in more detail. If you have no previous experience this course is suitable for beginners, Zara is experienced in teaching all ability levels. This is a fascinating natural dye technique, indigo dye comes from the plant indigofera tinctoria and the dye is extracted from the plants leaves. During this session you will learn how the indigo vat dye bath was created using synthetic indigo. Week 1: Zara will show you examples of shibori dyed fabrics and explain the different types of resist techniques. You will be given fabric samples to create a mokume stitch design. You will be shown how to dye your sample. You have the option to take home fabric, thread and a sewing needle to prepare fabric for next weeks workshop. Week 2: This week you will learn the karamatsu shibori technique and other tied resist. You will have time to dye you prepared samples. Week 3: You will be shown the bomaki technique and clamping resist techniques. There will be time to try out these techniques and dye any samples you have prepared. You have the option of developing one of the samples into a wall pennant to hang your dyed fabric at home as a work of art! Payment via PayPal is required at time of booking to secure your place, due to limited numbers. If you have a gift voucher or would like to pay using an alternative method please email zara.emily@hotmail.co.uk to arrange. Please check the cancelation policy section on the website before booking. Sessions cannot be repeated if you miss one. Zara will do her best to catch you up at your next session. Any questions drop Zara a message.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 120 High Street, Worle, Weston-super-Mare BS22 6HD, UK

    + 07841922366

    zaraemily@talktalk.net