Enjoy making beautiful patterns in fabric using a variety of tie dyeing techniques, and then dyeing with indigo blue
Who Is This Workshop For?
For those aged 8 and older with no knowledge of dyeing fabric or those who have a basic knowledge and would like to experiment further with dyeing techniques.
This is a hands-on practical workshop to create beautiful patterns on fabric using tie dyeing techniques including, shibori, tritik, pleating, stitching, binding & folding.
We will make up an indigo vat and use it to dye our tied fabrics. Dyeing indigo blue is an interesting chemical process using powdered root from the indigo plant.
Once the fabric has been dyed we will untie them to expose the patterns. The dyed fabrics can then be used for clothes, cushions, bags and other textile crafts.
What Should I Bring With Me?
All materials will be supplied, but if you have pieces of fabric or a tee-shirt that you would like to tie and dye with indigo, please bring them. You may also like to bring an apron as it could get messy!
You will also receive a buffet lunch with this workshop so please ensure you add any dietary requirements to your booking form.
What Do I Take Home?
You will create several unique pieces of blue, tie dyed fabric and/or anything you have bought with you to dye like a tee-shirt. You will have gained enough practical experience and the knowledge to enable you to tie dye your own fabric with indigo at home.