Stitch and soy paste resist dyeing weekend with Yiran Duan



Indigo dyeing is one of the oldest dyeing methods in the world, with a rich 1000 year history. Indigo textiles are one of the most important fabrics for ethnic minorities in Southwestern China. Stitch resist dyeing, such as Shibori in Japan, Jiaoxie in Chinese and Soy paste resist dyeing, Lan Yin Hua Bu, in Chinese, are two ways of pattern making for indigo textiles. During this workshop, you will learn both of these techniques. experiment with your own designs, and you will be able to dye at least two scarves to bring home at the end of the weekend. Tutor Yiran is a member of Bai ethnic minority from Southwestern China, and grew up in an indigo village with her family textile courtyard workshop. She came to study in the UK in 2015 and established her own studio in London to share traditional craft techniques. Yiran is passionate about exploring communication between the East and the West, and her practice has focused on how to combine embroidery and traditional elements from Chinese costumes with Western techniques to explore intercultural connections.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included. Accommodation for 2 nights. You will be staying in our stylish accommodation on site. You will have a room of your own and access to a shared kitchen. This weekend residential course will be catered by our on-site café Blend. Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the café Blend on Saturday and Sunday. For your evening meal, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen within your accommodation. Alternatively, we have a number of recommendations for eateries in Cirencester. A non-residential option is available - ask us for details


1 weekend

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



New Brewery Arts

with Craft Courses since 2016

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New Brewery Arts connects people with the hand-made, promotes the joy and fulfilment of making and celebrates the role of craft and creativity in all our lives. We've been at the heart of creativity in the Cotswolds since 1978, and as well as classes and workshops we have craft studios, exhibitions and an amazing shop which sells work by UK craftspeople.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
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We really hope you don’t need to, but any changes need to be made at least 30 days in advance. No refunds are given for any cancellation made within 30 days of a class commencing. An administration fee of 10% will be made on cancellations or alterations before this time. We cannot offer a refund if you are unwell for any reason and unable to attend.

All our studios are wheelchair accessible and members of our team will be able to assist you if you require. Near the shop on the ground floor we have a disabled toilet and a lift which will allow you access around the building.

If you find it difficult to stand during a class or have any other access needs, please let us know when booking so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Unfortunately, we do not have our own designated car park, however there are plenty around Cirencester. The nearest short stay car park is The Brewery Car Park which is approximately 2 minutes away and is a council run pay and display. This car park has several disabled parking spaces too. Sheep Street Car Park is a longer stay car park 3 minutes away, it is a cashless car park facilitated by Pay by Phone. Full details of all car parks and pricing can be found on Cotswold District Council Website.

We pride ourselves on smaller class sizes, so you get plenty of help from the tutors. Maximum 8-10 students per class.

Of course, and for some classes we may ask you to do this. Please don’t worry, if this is the case it will be clearly shown on the booking pages and in your confirmation emails.

No, we ask that students either bring their own or wear clothes they are happy to get messy in.

You are welcome to bring a lidded bottle of water with you but we kindly ask that you do not bring food or drinks into the studio.


New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH

Booking options

W/E workshop Residential
10:00 - 16:00
£380.00 See dates
Non Residential W/E
10:00 - 16:00
£220.00 See dates