Indigo dyeing & Shibori (3 days) in West Wales
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About the Course
Learn the techniques of indigo dyeing and Shibori at this creative craft workshop in West Wales - three days of tuition with Cath Lewis.
The workshop will take place at Ystrad Farm, Brechfa.
Over the three days you will learn to make up the indigo dye bath as well as learning tying, pleating and folding techniques. We will then dye a whole load of lovely fabrics.
Day 1: Cath will introduce you to indigo dyeing; showing samples and inspiration. We’ll make the indigo stock solution and dye vat. Introduction to Shibori techniques.
Day 2: Arashi and Itjami Ashibori techniques. We’ll discuss and trial ideas for personal projects.
Day 3: We’ll continue to develop personal projects, combining them with plant dyeing, eco-printing and resist printing.
Make it in Wales offers high end craft courses in beautiful West Wales, working with a team of expert designer-makers to do so. The surrounding area hosts endless rural beauty : stunning beaches and secret coves, the local Teifi River, plentiful wildlife, woodlands, hills, mountains and meadows. Join us for a creative country break in this idyllic corner full of natural magic and fresh clean air - you will soon understand why it is a land of poets, singers and artists.
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What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tuition and materials included.
Enjoyed this course so much! Cath, the tutor, was amazing, patient, generous and knowledgeable. There was plenty of room (and a wood fire, which was greatly appreciated as it poured with rain for two of the three days). We were made very welcome, with lovely and interesting food in abundance, and interesting people from many different backgrounds.
The course was suitable for people completely new to dyeing, and those with experience. I'd do it all again in a second.
Chris - - #9145
This was a very good course and lived up to all my expectations. The tutor was knowledgeable and very patient. It was great to get our hands into the dye and not worry about the mess. The venue was in lovely countryside and a perfect place to explore indigo dying. The food was excellent with everyone's needs catered for. Altogether three unforgettable days with lovely people and plenty of inspiration to continue with indigo and shibori.
Judith Crawford - - #9070
Really great upbeat three days - relaxed but very industrious! Great to put time aside to dedicate to working with Indigo alongside like minded people. Tutor was really helpful and informative. Would recommend doing some preparation beforehand - shorting out items to dye, projects etc. Catering really good. An all round thoroughly enjoyable few days.
Carole Fletcher - - #5658
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was very well run, everything we needed was supplied and our course tutor, Cath Lewis was an inspiring teacher.
I had purchased some silk for dyeing but Suzi had brought silk, linen, cotton and wool and we tried them all. Cath actually taught us how to make an Indigo vat, not just how to use one and, after she had demonstrated lots of different tying techniques, allowed us to develop our own special interests. We all ended up with favourite materials and tried inventing our own patterns.
The food was lovely, and our hostess even very kindly made gluten-free meals for me.
All in all, it was brilliant. I thought it was a bit pricey at first, but looking back I got very good value for my money and I am very glad I did it. I would definitely encourage others to have a go. I am still dyeing, with indigo and now with Procion dyes as well, Cath opened a door for me and I am immensely grateful.
Veronica Evans - - #5627
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Course Start DatesSunday 13th May 2018
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