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Introduction to Shibori and Indigo

Introduction to Shibori and Indigo

Duration: One day

Price: £85

Book with: Alexandra Hagen
at Refold

Fort Cumberland
Fort Cumberland Road

Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th March 2020

About the Course

Shibori is a resist technique in which fabric is given a three dimensional shape by processes such as stitching, folding and tying. The fabric is dyed in an indigo vat and later the threads securing the fabric are removed to reveal the pattern.

In this workshop Alex will introduce some basic stitch techniques such as hira-nui, ori-nui and awase-nui and show how these can be used to build more complex patterns. Participants will also learn about the principles of setting up and working with an indigo vat. You will take home a sampler of stitches and patterns as well as an organic cotton bandana dyed with botanical indigo.

The workshop is taught in small groups of maximum 6 people, so there will be plenty of opportunities for individual attention and asking questions.

One day workshop: Saturday 10am to 5pm

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided, this includes fabric, needles, thread and use of the indigo vats for the duration of the workshop. Participants will receive a handout on the techniques covered in the workshop and on the basic principles of working with an indigo vat.

Tea, coffee and buiscuits are also provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly