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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
Your beautiful, unique shibori creation, all for you!
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.
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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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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