Indigo/ Shibori Dyeing Workshop – COURSE FULL

Art - Practical



Day course

Zara Shepherd

11 September 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

£95 includes materials

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An introduction to a fascinating natural dye technique suitable for beginners. Indigo dye originates from the plant indigofera tinctoria and the dye is extracted from the plants leaves. In the workshop we will use a synthetic form of indigo and you will learn how the indigo vat dye bath is created.

Zara will show you techniques in hand stitching, folding and clamping a range of natural fabrics creating a resist that makes beautiful patterns across the fabrics.

You will produce a series of fabric samples exploring this ancient technique, having the option to developing one of the samples into a wall pennant to hang at home.

Tutor information

Zara Emily is the founder of a craft workshop business in Weston-super-Mare. Teaching is her passion, teaching people the joy of screen printing from her studio in Worle and on location.

Zara graduated from Winchester School of Art, and then worked as a technical instructor in printed textiles at Loughborough university for 10 years. She made the decision to follow her dream and create a print studio in her hometown and is also dedicated to the arts in Weston. As a Director of Weston Artspace she is an integral part of the creative community and loves supporting local artists to thrive.

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