Stitched Shibori and Indigo dyeing - 1st July 2022

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique which produces unique patterns on fabric. This introduction to Shibori Nui uses running stitch alongside the pleating and folding techniques of this practice, allowing greater control and variation of the patterns.

​The morning will be spent stitching patterns into the fabric and the afternoon dyeing. This is a slow process but a rewarding one. You will leave the workshop with a unique design stitched into fabric and with new knowledge of the methods of Shibori which you can incorporate into any future projects. 

​I recommend wearing wear old clothings (incase of splashing), please bring an apron, rubber gloves and a plastic bag or container to take away wet indigo pieces. If you have any small sharp scissors please also bring them along.

10.30am to 4.00pm.

Tea/Coffee are provided but please bring a lunch with you.

​These workshops take place in my home studio and my garden.

4 places available here 

 

(Kindly note: minimum 2 people per workshop)

 

 

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Botanical Printing with leaves - 4th May 2022
RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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Introduction to eco printing using leaves. You will be guided through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating the mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric and paper. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour palette suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. You will experiment wrapping leaf collections into bundles, producing a series of samples. 

I will supply the leaves and flowers required for the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of textiles or dyeing techniques. 

 

Please note: Clothing is at risk of staining so please dress appropriately in an apron, bring rubber gloves and also a plastic bag to take away wet items.  

This workshop takes place at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

4th May 2022

Book via RHS Harlow Carr 

Tea/Coffee is provided. 

Eco Printing your own Silk Scarf - 2nd September 2022

Introduction to eco printing using leaves. You will be guided through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating the mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour palette suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. You will experiment wrapping leaf collections into bundles, producing a series of samples. 

Please bring along with you a selection of leaves to dye with, I suggest selecting fallen leaves on the ground (or picked from your own or friend's garden); oak, birch, maple,  chestnut, brambles (blackberry), Rose, Dogwood and smoke bush leaves. Waxy leaves and flowers don't produce good results however hydrangea and marigolds often can.

You will make a Silk Twill Scarf measuring 180 x 45cm and also eco print on watercolour paper (to make your own cards/labels).

This workshop is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of textiles or dyeing techniques. 

 

Please note: Clothing is at risk of staining so please dress appropriately in an apron, bring rubber gloves and also a plastic bag to take away wet items.  

These workshops take place in my home studio and my garden.

4 places available

(please note I cannot run the workshop unless 4 people attend). 

Tea/Coffee are provided but please bring your own lunch.  

(Please note I have two cats and a small dog all well behaved)

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All workshops (*unless otherwise stated) held at my home:

Kindly Note: I have a sloping drive with one step into the house.

incase of Allergies - I have two cats and a small terrier puppy.

Grange Court, Apperley Lane, Rawdon.  Leeds LS19 6LN