Stitched Shibori and Indigo dyeing

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.  

I would recommend wearing wear old clothings (incase of splashing), an apron and bring rubber gloves, and a plastic bag or container to take away wet indigo pieces.

This workshop takes place on 27th August 2021 at Normanby Country Park, Normanby.

Tickets available here

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Stitched Shibori Sarong

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 beautiful Cotton Sarong, measuring approximately 220cm x 106cm 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.

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

4 places available, £70 pp (Kindly note: minimum 2 people per workshop)

10.30am to 4.00pm. Tea/Coffee are provided but please bring a lunch with you.

 

Friday - 20th August 2021

Stitched Shibori Workshop -  You will create stitched samples, plus folding & pleating

Friday - 3rd September 2021

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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 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 from your own or friend's garden); oak, birch, chestnut, brambles (blackberry), Rose 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 (and make your own cards).

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 per workshop day available (please note I cannot run the workshop unless 4 people attend),  £70 pp 

Dates;

Wednesday; 18th August 2021

Wednesday; 25th August 2021

Saturday, 4th September 2021

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

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Botanical Printing with leaves at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Another chance for an introduction to eco/botanical printing using leaves and flowers. You will be guided through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating the mordanting and steaming involved. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour palette suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining.

Friday 27th August 2021

RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

Please see RHS website for booking and full information;

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Introduction to English Paper Piecing (EPP)

This introduction to traditional patchwork uses paper templates and hand stitching to piece together hexagons. The paper template shape ensures the blocks are accurate and also makes it easier to piece angles together. You will then be shown how to make a needle case to display your new patchwork design.

This versatile technique is a brilliant way to use up scraps of fabric for both large and small projects. While being a time-consuming method, it is highly rewarding, creating beautiful and personal pieces of 'fabric' – beware it is addictive.

This workshop takes place at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

POSTPONED TBA

2022

Please bring your own refreshment & lunch with you.

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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