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 be Arashi, pole wrapping to create stunning linear abstract patterns. 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.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A cotton or silk scarf
Tea and Coffee
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.
A really enjoyable morning and well worth the cost as I came away with enough dyed squares to make 3 cushion covers as well as a scarf....well I actually forgot to take them home with me... but Lisa really Kindly posted them to me the following day. Highly recommended!
I loved my day with Lisa trying my hand at indigo dyeing. She’s a highly motivated, hardworking and passionate teacher, knowledgable and also approachable. She ensured we all got to try various methods and to express ourselves. Her enthusiasm for our efforts was empowering! I would highly recommend taking her class. Huge fun.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.