15th February 2020 - 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

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 your own designs and new knowledge of the methods of Shibori which you can incorporate into any future projects.  


13th June 2020- Rural Arts, Thirsk

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A Japanese resits dyeing technique which produces unique patterns on fabric.  Looking at different folding, pleating techniques to create beautiful fabric designs.

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Introduction to Hand Embroidery

This workshop is suitable for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills. You will explore a few basic traditional stitches and learn how to use and adapt them for a modern twist. The methods of slow stitching is therapeutic and allows you to embellish and create.

Tea, coffee and cake provided.

Six places available per workshop 

£25pp including materials 


Introduction to Eco Printing 

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 pallet 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, we suggest selecting fallen leaves on the ground; oak, birch, chestnut, brambles, smoke leaves. Please do not overpick! Waxy leaves and flowers are not recommended for eco dying.

Fabric will be provided which is specifically prepared for dying. If you wish to bring any of your own fabrics, it is important that your fabrics are scoured prior to the workshop to remove the chemicals.  Please contact me directly to find out the method of treating your fabric.

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. Disposable gloves will be provided, however, we recommend bringing rubber gloves with you. 


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

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