Beginners Shibori with Rob Jones

    This is a traditional Shibori dyeing class for complete beginners who are interested in this beautiful Japanese dyeing technique.

    Upcycling class

    2.5 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fabrications, E8


    What you'll learn

    This is a traditional Shibori dyeing class for complete beginners. Learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design ideas. Your approach to the intricate process and variations in tension and pressure applied in construction mean that every piece produced is absolutely unique!

    If you're not a complete Shibori beginner and would like to attempt the more advanced 'Next Steps Shibori' afternoon class, please click here. Otherwise, feel free to book the fun full day class to both gain the basic skills and attempt more advanced techniques!

    In this class

    Learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. You'll perfect a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design. Finally, you'll learn to dye with indigo using a pre prepared vat as well as how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs!

    Your Fabrications teacher Rob Jones is experienced in shibori and will help you every step of the way.

    Now you can

    • understand the key binding techniques used in Shibori
    • use the key stitches: Running Stitch, Ori Nui and Maki-Nui (you know the ones) to make a number of patterns
    • master some truly beautiful traditional Japanese patterns to practice on some clothes at home, bring back those hippy youth days!

    Keep

    Your beautiful, unique shibori creation, all for you!


    Notes

    • bring along some small textile articles to upcycle, e.g. napkins, t-towel, t-shirt, pillow case or 'fat quarters'
    • fabrications has some fabric you can use if you don't have anything you'd like to Shibori!

    NB: fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen are ideal and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop. The fabrics can have a slight print on, which will get over dyed.


    Did you know?

    Shibori is known to be one of the oldest Indigo dying techniques in Japan, most popular in the early Edo period (15-17th centuries) when the lower classes were forbidden from wearing silk.


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    Class location

    Fabrications, Hackney

    7 Broadway Market, Hackney

    E8 4PH

    London


    Reviews

    Beth13 December 2017

    A great introduction to the history and technique of shibori. Rob definitely know his stuff and was great at answering questions and offering advice


    About your host, Fabrications

    Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

    Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

    Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

    Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.