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Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves with Shibori

Thursday 10 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00


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 your designs, Annabel will show you how to stitch, fold and clamp 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 dyes. Learn how to create colour from plants. You will be amazed at the range of colours that are possible and Annabel will show you some of 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.

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 Annabel 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 the Shibori with Indigo Weekend Workshop on 10 – 12 Aug.

Prices: Day Workshop: £85 pp includes all tuition, materials as per above, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

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

What to bring: Tools and materials are provided, but bring along any inspiration images or design ideas.

The dyeing process can be messy, so wear old clothes or an apron and bring some rubber gloves. Don’t forget your spectacles if you need them for very close work.

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