Beginners Shibori Pattern Making and Indigo Dyeing Textile Courses
Creative textile workshops offer you the chance to be inspired to design and make your own hand-dyed shibori patterns in one session.
This is an indoor workshop that is taking place in collaboration with The Moth Textiles Studio
Location – 77 Westcourt Road, Worthing, BN14 7DP
Saturday 5th October
10am – 1pm
An exciting hands on creative textile workshop. To begin I will take you through the story of indigo, what it is, how its made and show you how to set up an indigo vat and explain the basics of the various types of vat that can be made using natural indigo.
Shibori is a Japanese word for a variety of different resist dyeing techniques – from folding, wrapping, binding to knotting. Each way producing striking textile patterns.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of shibori pattern making focusing on the ancient pole wrapping technique known as Arashi. A method that focuses on wrapping around a cylindrical object to create beautiful abstract linear patterns.
In the workshop I will discuss and look at the endless range of shibori techniques and then you will learn and experiment with the Arashi method of wrapping.
Included in the workshop is a blank silk or organic cotton scarf for you to create your ultimate arashi pattern. I will also bring some scraps for practicing and you are more than welcome to bring along 1-2 pieces of natural fibres either new of something you would like to up-cycle (cotton, linen, hemp, silk) and over dye using our new pattern technique – please no duvet covers or rugs! This is an indoor workshop with limited space. In my spring summer outdoor workshops we are more than happy to try and dye everything you bring!
This sort of workshop is a great get together where you can meet new people and enjoy the process of making pattern using a traditional Japanese process and dyeing using natural indigo. Shibori textile classes are a great workshop because you can arrive knowing nothing and leave with arms full of beautiful indigo and shibori textiles.
Please wear old clothing and shoes that you won’t mind getting splashed on with indigo. An apron is a good extra layer too and a pair of rubber gloves.
We provide everything, including one long silk or cotton scarf, but please feel free to also bring anything you’d like to dye and up cycle (cotton, linen,hemp, silk, white denim etc – just make sure it has had a good wash to encourage good indigo uptake).
Unlock the textile designer within you.
By signing up to one of the shibori textile art classes you agree to the following terms and conditions-
-bookings need to be made online through Indigowares.com or call Lisa on 07799 200141 (UK) or via The Moth Studio
– Full payment is needed to ensure your place in the class.
– A reminder email will be sent to you a few days before the workshop.
– If we need to cancel a class, we may do so at anytime before the workshop. We will offer you a full refund or an alternative date that works for you.
– If you can’t attend a class refunds are not available but can be transferred with 14 days notice.