What you will do
3 hour workshop
This class is part of the Japanese Tesxtiles and Crafts Fair and is listed as a Japanese Season of Culture event.
Guntai and makiage shibori are two traditional shibori techniques that combine stitching and binding together.
Guntai was also known as military shibori, because it was often used in regimented patterns to decorate Samurai clothing.
Makiage patterns are characterised by crisp outlines with a bound centre.
Both techniques offer a wide range of design possibilities, especially when the patterns are repeated.
In this class you will be taught how to do each technique and dye your work in indigo.
The class lasts three hours.
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About your host, Romor Designs
London-based Romor Designs was formed in the autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural dyer.
Having discovered Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, at West Dean college, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead.
Rob’s passion is in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.
A core component of Rob’s work is his love of colour and pattern, which he brings to light in his colour saturated and complex fabrics. As lampshades, rich colours take on new life when lit, casting bright shadows; in home textiles, patterns are broken and reassembled to produce new and original forms.
To this end Rob’s work focusses on providing the structure to contain the organic nature of the dyes and processes he uses and carefully selecting those which will form the most compelling pieces.
Rob starts each day with a meditation to clear his mind and help him to focus on the tasks ahead. Every day is different and unique, much like the work he creates.
Rob teaches beginners classes in shibori with indigo dyeing as well as advanced classes for more experienced students.
Wear old clothes or bring an apron if possible as indigo will stain if it gets splashed onto fabrics. Please bring a strong plastic bag to take your wet work home in.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.