Indigo/ Shibori Dyeing Workshop

Art - Practical

Crafts

Printing

Day course

Zara Shepherd

11 September 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

£95 includes materials

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Description

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.

Your questions answered

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All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled by Dillington House. See our Terms and conditions for more information.