Instructor: Rob Jones
The Japanese art of stitched and bound resist - learn the traditional methods of stitched and bound resist and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues.
This workshop will focus on learning the key binding techniques and stitches used in Shibori.
You will learn how to tie a kamosage knot, used for most bound work.
You will learn the three stitches needed to make a number of patterns:
Running stitch, ori nui and maki-nui
You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design:
Kanoko – dots of a fawn
Hitta – bird binding
Kumo – Spiderweb
Maki-age – stitched motifs
Karamatsu – larch pattern
Mokume – Wood grain
And a couple of secrets will be revealed!
The tutor will also teach you how to unpick your finished work and reveal your designs.
You will also learn how to dye with indigo using a pre-prepared vat.
This course is aimed at beginners but any and all levels welcome. Mustbe over 16 year of age to attend.
Why not upcycle old napkins, an old t-shirt or shirt, a pillow case or tea towel? Or prepare some fabric to use for other projects like a cushion cover, or a lampshade or for cutting up to make patchwork pieces.
NOTE: Fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen is ideal, and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop to remove any residue.
A white cotton tote bag to work on as a project is included in the price.
If you wish to combine the morning and afternoon class for a full day of exploring Shibori you can register for both at a discounted price of both for £70. Please call 020 8616 7010 to register.
We recognise that sometimes life happens and plans change. Although we are unable to offer a refund on booked workshops from 14 days before the workshop start date, you are welcome to pass your workshop slot on to someone else. We are unable to transfer you to an alternate course option.