Saturday 25th April- Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop

£95.00

Using a Natural Indigo Dyeing Vat that you will make yourself in the first part of the workshop, hand dye a selection of fabrics in a variety of Shibori Techniques to create different patterns on your fabric. We will also look at the introduction of another Natural Dye colour to work alongside the Indigo so we can dye the same piece of fabric in two colours. You will then Dye a fabric item of your choice in your favourite Shibori technique!  The afternoon will be spent Block Printing onto Dyed fabric using Indian Printing Blocks and Textile paint!

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Saturday 25th April- Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop 10:30am – 4:00pm @ The Studio, Middle Aston, Bicester, OX25 5QL

Ever wanted to try Indigo Dyeing? This workshop explores the use of a Natural Indigo from India and how we can dye different fabrics in the vat and make various patterns on our fabric using a Shibori techniques! A step up from ‘Tie Dyeing’ like many of us played around with at school, this form of Natural Dyeing creates stunning results. The pieces of fabric you create can then be used in sewing projects, framed or kept to combine with another crafty project. You will also dye a pre made fabric item such as a Cushion or Scarf!

Materials included in the workshop:

  • Practice Fabric for testing Shibori Techniques
  • Scarf or Cushion Cover for final Dye piece
  • Indigo Dyed Fabric to practice Block Print onto
  • Piece of Dyed fabric to Block Print (Scarf/ Cushion Cover/ Tote Bag)

All materials are included in the price of the workshop. Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided, please bring along a packed lunch.

After booking you will receive a confirmation email, 2 weeks prior to the workshop you will receive more details of the day.