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Beginners Shibori and indigo dyeing workshop

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 6th July 2019.

Duration: 10am -1pm

Price: £55

Run by: Lisa Reddings
at Indigowares

4 Saxon Road
Wheathampstead
St.Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 8NY

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About the Course

This workshop is taught by Lisa Reddings, Textile Designer, BA (Hons) Woven and Printed. With 20 years experience working in the fashion industry. Lisa now has a textile design business focused on hand-dyed and hand-crafted textiles.

This workshop will be entering around making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing them in indigo dye. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting, stitching and tying fabric to create a resist once the fabric enters the dye pot. This workshop is a fun introduction to indigo and shibori pattern making.

Anyone can do it and achieve beautiful and usually surprising results. Dyeing with indigo is a magical process that must be experienced.

You will meet like minded people , have a laugh and take home beautiful unique indigo patterns made by you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A cotton or silk scarf ( please state which when booking)
Rubber gloves
Tea and coffee plus a lovely cake break.

Please bring along -
Some scrap fabric (cottons, silk, linen, hemp) to experiment with. All fabric must have been washed (scoured) on a hot cycle before you bring them to the workshop please.
Old clothes or overalls and old shoes ( you might get indigo splashed)
Plastic bag to carry home anything that hasn't dried.



Want to review this course?

What a fabulous day we had with Lisa at Gueswick.
We were in and out of the dyeing pot like Indigo ninjas 😂 and couldn't wait to try the next way of making patterns. All the results were so different and was of great excitement watching them unfold.
Lisa was excellent, full of ideas and a knowledge of experience.
It was a really great day and if you get a chance book a workshop.
Our host at Gueswick also excelled with lunch and endless supply of coffee and cake 😀

- - #21936

Really enjoyed learning all about Shibori dyeing with Lisa, tried out various techniques and came home with some fantastic pieces made during the session. Really love my silk scarf, napkins & tablecloth. Lisa is a great teacher, full of enthusiasm and is very encouraging . I thoroughly recommend joining one of her classes.

- - #21857

What a fantastic course! Lisa has a wonderful zest for her Art, whether your a complete beginner or simply want to understand more and share in the utter fun that is Shibori and Indigo . Lisa has an in-depth knowledge of all things Indigo and will guide you through what could be a totally life changing experience.
Big love from One happy customer♥️🙏♥️

- - #21831

A fabulous day spent in the Sussex countryside learning all about Shibori and dyeing with Indigo.
Lisa is so enthusistic and it is infectious!!
To be able to have so much fun while learning a new skill in such delightful setting was something special.
I would thoroughly recommend anybody to sign up to one of Lisa's courses. You will not be disappointed.

- - #15270

Such a lovely time Lisa is a inspiration would well recommend to all thank you Lisa

- - #14916

Response from Indigowares:

Lovely to meet you too! thanks for being a wonderful student x

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 22nd June 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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