About the Course
Come and join us on our 2 day Indigo dyeing workshop. We are located in a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. The main focus of the weekend is everything blue! We will look at Indigo recipes and make a up a vat of natural indigo.
Over the weekend we will be using both Shibori techniques from Japan and Batik from Java. Shibori uses folds, clips and stitches to create a resist on fabric, so when it is dipped into the Indigo vat the pattern remains. The whole process is fun and relaxing, either stitching or folding to create patterns.
Batik traditionally uses wax as a resist. We will use Indonesian tjantings (wax pourers) and brushes to apply a wax resist, creating patterns on the fabric once it is dipped into the Indigo dye pot. The weekend is designed to enable participants to have a go at both of these ancient techniques and give them the confidence to continue with it on their own. So if you fancy learning something new in a beautiful place join us in the woods.
We do not provide accommodation, but our neighbour does have a yurt in our woods, which can be booked through AirBnB, there are also lots of great B&B's in the village as well as a campsite.
If you decide to travel by public transport, it is possible to get a bus from Inverness to the village of Cannich. We can pick guests up from their accommodation in the village which is just over 1 mile away. There is a pub, shop and cafe in the village.
We also run Felting and Needle Felting weeks, Spinning weeks, Craft retreats and weekend courses in Felting, Natural Dyeing, and Eco-printing.
Our nearest airport is Inverness, which is 40 minutes away.
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What's included in the price?
All materials are included. Lunch is included on both days. If you travel by public transport, transfers from your accommodation in the village up to us and back.
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