Shibori is the traditional Japanese method of creating beautiful repeating patterns on fabric using folding, stitching and clamping. It creates remarkable geometric shape and patterns using wooden blocks, strings and other materials to create a resist where the dye cannot go. Our wonderful natural dye expert Flora Arbuthnott will lead this workshop and show you how to create natural plant based dyes to colour your fabric once you've folded it. There's no need to use chemical dyes and a washing machine to create dye effects - you can learn how to use natural foraged materials. Flora creates beautiful colours using nothing but plant and other found items, and putting them through the process of steaming. For this session we'll be using Madder, Weld and other plants to create red, yellow and greens rather than the traditional blue indigo Join us for a creative and experimental evening of learning about pattern and colour the natural way, and leave with a large and beautiful hand dyed silk scarf Your ticket includes:
A 22" x 72" silk Habotai silk scarf (that's a generous 1.8m x 0.5m)
Test fabric to create you own sample book.
All the dyeing materials you need
Packaging to take your work safely away with you
A London Craft Club cotton tote
A colour instruction booklet to help you dye again