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Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves with Shibori

Thur 11 May 2017

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Image: Annabel Wilson 

Learn how to create stunning patterns through stitch resist and natural plant colours to make your very own textiles.

During this one day workshop you will start by becoming familiar with a number of ways of stitching and manipulating the fabric.  Once you have chosen you designs, Annabel will show you how to stitch and shape the fabric to resist the dye and create the desired pattern – this is the ancient Japanese art of Shibori.

You will then move onto the really fun part as you dye your scarf with natural plant dyes.  You will be amazed at the range of colours that are possible and Annabel will show you the common plants that have been used for generations.

Suitable for all and no previous experience is necessary although an enjoyment of sewing is really helpful.

One silk scarf is included in the course fee.  If you require any additional scarves they would be charged at cost.

About the Leader:

Annabel Wilson is a Dorset-based designer and dyer.  She loves using natural plant dyes along with Procion dyes. She has been captured on film in “Escape to the Country” for the BBC, showing her dyeing and work processes.  She regularly teaches arts courses around Dorset including dyeing, painting and other crafts.  At Townhill Studio she creates vibrant textile designs using the stitch resist technique of shibori.  They are made into wonderful glowing lampshades, scarves and wall hangings.

Annabel will also be teaching Shibori Weekend Workshop (11 – 13 Aug) and Christmas Card Print Workshop (Fri 24 Nov).


£85 pp - includes all tuition, materials as per above, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea.  The course will start at 10am and finish at 4.00pm.

What to bring:

All tools and materials are provided, bring along any inspiration images or design ideas. . 

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Comments from previous events:

Really enjoyed my weekend at the Centre and the Shibori workshop. Felt very welcomed to both the Centre and workshop.  Food was great :-)!  I greatly appreciated Annabel's patience, expertise and helpfulness and found the workshop very enjoyable indeed.  Many thanks to everyone - Helen.

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Annabel Wilson

scarves and dyestuffs (3) c Annabel Wilson

scarves and dyestuffs (2) c Annabel Wilson