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Shibori and Indigo Dyeing

Shibori and Indigo Dyeing

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I learnt the art of Shibori (Tie-Dyeing) from a Japanese master during a visit to Kuala Lumpur while I was living in Cambodia. My skill has been perfected it over the past 5 years and I continue to learn. I love using indigo and the magic of the changing colours and patterns on the cloth. When the material leaves the dye vat it is green but when exposed to air it turns a vibrant blue. The material…
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What we’ll do

Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding cloth to form a resist. In this shibori workshop you will learn how to fold, clamp, tie or sew material to form a pattern before dyeing in indigo. You will learn how to create an indigo vat and watch the magic of the dye turning from green to blue. There will be plenty of time to explore different techniques before designing your own silk or cotton…

What else you should know

Aprons and gloves are provided but I suggest wearing old clothes in case of splashes from the dye bath.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Refreshments provided
Equipment
All dyes, materials and equipment is provided

What to bring

Wear old clothes

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Where you'll be

My studio is in rural North Devon in an AONB. You will be working in the garden (weather permitting) with views of woodland and the sea.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

More tips

Aprons and gloves are provided but I suggest wearing old clothes in case of splashes from the dye bath.
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Shibori and Indigo Dyeing
1 review
£30/person
1 review
£30/person