Stitched Shibori and Indigo dyeing - 2023 TBA

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.

TBA

 

(Kindly note: minimum 2 people per workshop)

 

 

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Botanical Printing with leaves - 2023 TBC
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

2023 TBC

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Tea/Coffee is provided. 

Eco Printing Introduction
Rural Arts, Thirsk - 17th June 2023

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 be printing on Cotton and  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.

TBC 

 

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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