About the Course
Use a variety of resist techniques and an indigo dye vat to make exciting surface patterns on cotton fabric. Make a fabric stash suitable for further textile experiments, stitching, quilting, cushion covers, bags and other craft items. Options to dye upcycled tee shirts, other white cotton items, scarf blanks and fat quarters.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills to:
• Use a variety of resist techniques including folding, clamping, stitching, gathering, binding.
• Make traditional shibori patterns and invent your own
• Become confident and able to dye fabric at home in the future
• Go home with ideas about what you could do with the fabrics you have created
• Dye a large cotton scarf or other upcycled items
• Make adaptations to your designs through the addition of colour if desired
The course is suitable for beginners, adults and those over 12. Any under 16s should be accompanied.
If you would like to secure a place on this course please contact Amanda by using the form above.
Amanda's background is in Fine Art and my current focus is to combine these skills with creative and experimental textile approaches. In recent years I have had enormous fun working with adults who have been generous in spirit, full of enthusiasm and quick to make progress with their creative ideas. I find endless joy in working with fabric and hand stitching and enjoy sharing this interest and learning with others.
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 20 minute break at 11.30am and at 2pm finish time you are welcome to relax in the garden (without the usual entrance fee) and enjoy the gorgeous sandwiches and cakes in the Prairie Garden café.
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.
There is an alternative date on 8th September if you cannot make it on 13th August. Just let me know by email.
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
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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