Taught by Nichola Prested
In this full day workshop you will learn how to create and maintain an Indigo dyeing vat, fibre preparation, safety and more. Working with traditional Japanese shibori techniques you will create unique and interesting designs on fabric samples. You will then use your preferred shibori method on a length of fabric which you can then turn into a scarf, wall hanging or use in another project.
Plain cotton fabric will be provided and you are encouraged to bring along clothes or fabrics you have that you might like to add to the vat in the afternoon. For example, T-shirts,Tea towels, Socks/Undies, Small lengths of fabric, Small amounts of yarn etc. Natural fibres only (cotton, silk, linen, wool etc) and light in colour. Recycling is encouraged and we recommend pre-washing your items to remove any finish that may be on the fibres. This helps the dye 'stick' to the fibre.
No previous experience necessary.
Make sure any items you bring along are natural fibres, pre-washed and light in colour.
The class was amazing! It was quiet and busy, we dyed lots of items and they turned out beautifully! Highly recommended, great value for money and just a lovely experience overall.
I learnt a new fabric technique. I came home with a beautiful scarf and dyed fabric to make a shirt. Nicola was knowledgeable in the various ways to prepare the fabric and her explanations were clear and easy to follow. She was very friendly and inclusive. I enjoyed the company of the other students too. It was a very enjoyable and productive day. Thanks Nicola
We learned dye preparation, resistance techniques, and that Indigo dye is green in the pot but turns blue when the oxygen hits it! This class was an absolute blast and I recommend it highly!