Beginners Shibori

BEGINNERS SHIBORI with Rob Jones

£55.00 one-day class, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Suitable for complete beginners, in this workshop you will learn basic Shibori stitching and binding techniques before dyeing your work in the Indigo vat.

During the course you will learn about:

  • The basic kamosage knot used to secure all bound work
  • How to make the kumo (spiderweb), bai (seashell) and ne maki (bound beads) patterns using binding
  • The 3 basic stitchs - nui (running stitch), ori nui (teeth) and maki nui (twist stitch)
  • How to create filled shapes (maki-age) using stitching and binding
  • How to make the Kartamatsu (larch pattern) using stitched circles
  • How to dye your fabrics in a genuine indigo vat
  • Instructions on how to create and maintain your own indigo vat at home will also be provided

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Rob Jones is a Textile Designer specialising in the Japanese resist dyeing technique 'Shibori', meaning to wring or to squeeze. Having discovered shibori at West Dean College, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo dye guru Bryan Whitehead. His passion lies in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. 

Rob will be bringing along samples of his work to the workshop (some of which will be available for purchase), as well as Shibori books should anyone wish to continue their practice at home.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE CLASS?

The class price includes the use of the indigo dye and special threads and tools needed.

All you'll need to bring along is:

  • Fabric (can be purchased on the day)
  • Needles, scissors, unpicker & fabric marker (can be purchased on the day)
  • Gloves and apron
Once you've booked we will send you an email a little nearer to the day, with more details and advice on what exactly you need to bring.


CLASS LEVEL: BEGINNER

This class requires no prior knowledge and is perfect for beginners.


NEXT CLASS DATES:

  • Saturday 2nd February 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 3rd February 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 9th March 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 10th March 2019

This workshop is in high demand. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list - you'll then be amongst the first to hear about any new dates!

CALL OUR SHOP ON 01392 275660