About the Course
Join a one day shibori dyeing workshop with textile artist Amanda Duke.
This successful natural dyeing course usually runs annually at Sussex Prairie Gardens and other places but this is the first time I am running it from my home. There is plenty of space, rain or shine and the course will have a maximum of 6 participants.
Shibori is a traditional Japanese hand dye technique. You will be introduced to a variety of resist techniques that make exciting surface patterns including folding, tying, clamping and stitching. After preparing your fabric you will dip each piece in a an indigo dye vat. After a few minutes magical and exciting surface patterns will be revealed. Make a fabric and even a paper stash suitable for further textile experiments, stitching, quilting or present wrapping.
Either bring your own pieces of cotton or silk fabric pre-scoured for dyeing (no bigger than 1m sq or purchase fabric by the metre from me.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Relaxed and informal yet busy and productive. There will be a limitless supply of coffee and tea all day and a light lunch will be provided.
Other notes: Amanda has found in the past that students have very different rates of productivity when preparing and dyeing their samples. Either bring your own fabric to dye or Amanda can supply at a reasonable cost. Making items to wear is totally possible on this day if you either bring a couple of items with you or purchase items for dyeing on the day.
Amanda's courses and workshops are a great mixture of practical demonstration, intellectual and historical background and, wonderful energy and support for the group as a whole and individual efforts. They are truly nourishing to the soul.
Amanda is able to take any fledgling idea you have and offer both solid support and a fountain of further options to consider. Her energy is boundless, she is so much fun and, she is able to unify - intellectually and practically - the diverse artefacts that any group produces. In short she makes magic. At the end of her courses you go home immensely enthused and inspired. She is a wonderful form of rescue remedy - in human form.
Amanda is one of those rare tutors who is brilliant at finding your forte and offering the right support and encouragement, in the right context. Plus, lots of fun and endless extra thoughts and ideas. What a bonus! You will come away from one of her courses or workshops raring to carry on with all the options generated, amongst the group and individually.
Amanda is such a wonderful tutor, do not linger on booking up her next courses and workshops!
Linda Armitage - - #5705
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