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Beginners workshop in Shibori and Indigo dyeing

Duration: 10-3pm

Price: £70

Run by: Lisa Reddings
at Indigowares

Gun Hilll
East Sussex
TN21 0JS

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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 focused on making patterns using the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori, followed by dyeing with indigo. Techniques taught will include folding, clamping, twisting 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 a beautiful unique indigo pattern made by you.

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What's included in the price?

A cotton or silk scarf
Rubber gloves
Tea and Coffee
Homemade cake at tea break.

Please bring along -
Some scrap fabric (cottons,silk,linen,hemp)to experiment with
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?

I enjoyed every single bit from Lisa’s indigo workshop: history of this method, trying different techniques, happiness from our “little masterpieces” after final unfolding, yummy cake and tea:-) You can feel the passion Lisa works with! She supports and encourages everyone in the group, shares her amazing knowledge and at the same time celebrates your own creativity! Can’t wait to wear my new cotton scarf.

- - #22924

Still in a happy bubble from my Beginners workshop in Shibori and Indigo dyeing on Saturday! Lisa showed us beautiful examples of the skills she taught us. She was encouraging as we tried different techniques and dipped our scarves in the 'magic' indigo vat.
Lisa helped me make some moons for a sewing project, which gave me a great sense of achievement.
I now feel confident to make some dye and put my new skills into practice.

- - #22914

I had a great workshop with Lisa, she is enthusiastic and very knowledgable on the subject,and I really enjoyed the process and seeing the alchemy :-) I would definitely be back for more workshops in the future!

- - #22913

Attended this course last Saturday in Norfolk. What a fantastic day!
Lisa exudes enthusiasm for Shibori and we were soon confidently designing our own patterns. We all had excellent results proudly showing off our scarves, aprons, duvet cover, shirts etc.
Don’t hesitate, sign yourself up for Lisa’s Shibori course.

- - #21796

An excellent course with a knowledgeable teacher! It was wonderful to take home some unique and stunning pieces that I made myself. Highly recommended.

- - #16801

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Lisa. I had a friend visiting at the time and suggested that we attend Lisa's course and we were so pleased we had. Lisa is a great teacher, very encouraging, informative and generous with her materials and time.
Would have no hesitation recommending.

- - #16038

A really fun way to spend an afternoon, Lisa is a great teacher and her enthusiasm is infectious. I love my scarf and pillow cases and have already ordered the kit that she recommended so that I can continue my experiments with shibori techniques. I really hope that Lisa starts the “Indigo Club” as I would love to go along to share ideas and have more fun.

- - #16030

I had a brilliant afternoon learning all about indigo dye, it’s history and how to use it, and Japanese Shibori pattern dyeing.
Lisa from Indigowares is a very enthusiastic teacher and we were encouraged to bring natural fabric such as bull denim, calico, cotton, linen or silk and it was amazing to see how it was transformed by dipping into the vat of indigo dye.
Lisa would like to start an ‘Indigo club’ and I will definitely be going if she does.

- - #16013

Such a great day. Lisa was a great host and very knowledgeable on the subject of Shibori. Highly recommend.

- - #16012

A fantastic afternoon - Lisa is a great teacher, covering the background and attentively supporting us to make some fantastic creations. Highly recommend!

- - #15354

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