Course Provider: The Wild Dyery
Contact Name: Justine Aldersey-Williams
Telephone: 07403 141 537
The Wild Dyery
Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Course Length: 1 day 10am - 4pm
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Indigo, Madder and Weld are the oldest known dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tieing, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing.
In this one day workshop we will explore the fascinating history of natural dyes, from indigo's use as war paint for spiritual protection by the Celts to the influence sustainable materials are having on the fashion industry today. You will be introduced to three traditional plant dyes and will try four Shibori resist techniques. You will be taught tried and tested, age-old techniques, helping to revive this ancient heritage craft and will discover THE SECRET to colour/lightfastness and the difference between a stain and a dye.
You will leave with your own rainbow of fabric samples displayed in a folding swatch book, 4 different indigo shibori pattern samples and a patterned and dyed silk scarf. If there's time you can also bring your own un-dyed textile item or an old item of clothing to revive in the dye vats.
You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop manual and will have the chance to purchase your own indigo dye kit for use at home.
The £60 fee includes ALL materials
N.B. To book online now please visit the website
Only 14 places available for each event so early booking is advisable
What's included in the price?
Included in the workshop:-
* comprehensive workshop manual
* 6 pre-scoured, pre-mordanted silk samples
* 4 cotton samples
* 1 pre-scoured, pre-mordanted habotai 8 silk scarf
* cartridge paper to make swatch book
* light refreshments
Optional extras available on the day:
* tea towel, silk scarf or tote bag
* indigo dye kit
Hana Eggleston -
Gill Lumsdon -
Lindsay Rendall -
Perelandra Beedles -
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