This full day of learning about natural dyes is split into two 3 hour sessions.
In the morning session you will learn about natural dyes (plant fibres and extracts), alum and iron mordants and modifiers/assistants and the equipment you need to set up your own natural dyeing experiments. You will also learn shibori binding techniques. You will be working with silk, cotton and wool fabrics.
In the afternoon session you will use natural plant dyes over-dyed with indigo, mordants and modifiers to produce a sample book containing a range of colours on silk, cotton and wool fabrics. (Sample book included).
The dyes used will be tansy, madder, myrobalan and indigo.
We will also use an additional *mystery* dye to achieve another colour!
You will get a hardback sample book to take home with you.
Limited to 4 attendees.
This is a full day workshop so you will need to get/bring lunch.
A hardback natural dyed notebook to stick your samples in is included in the class.
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343-344 Beck Road, London, UK
- Rob has been practising Shibori since 2011. In 2014, he visited Japan to learn traditional methods from indigo guru Bryan Whitehead at his workshop in Fujino, near Tokyo. Rob uses both ancient and modern Shibori stitched, bound and clamped resist techniques to create a range of lampshades, throws, quilts, scarves and handkerchiefs working with indigo and natural dyes in a range of colours and teaches at venues around London, at West Dean College and in Exeter. www.romordesigns.com