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Shibori Tie Dye - Explore this magical Japanese Indigo dye process

Duration: 1 day (9.45am - 2pm)

Price: £55

Run by: Amanda Duke
at Amanda Duke Make Art


Morlands Farm
Wheatsheaf Road
West Sussex

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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.

Amanda Duke

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.

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