Indigo and Shibori workshop with Cathey Yardley
‘Shibori’ describes the ancient Japanese method of making patterns on cloth using folding, stitching, tying or wrapping. This workshop will introduce you to three basic techniques – stitched, pole wrapped and shape resist shibori – which you will use to pattern and dye a silk scarf. You will also learn about traditional indigo dyeing, including the mythology that surrounds this natural plant dye, and use the prepared dye vat to dye your scarf. All materials included. The price includes all materials, tuition, use of equipment and refreshments.
Price : £75
Skills level : Suitable for a beginner – please wear old clothes
Please either bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the Foxlowe gardens or workshop. You may also wish to visit the Foxlowe cafe for lunch or one of Leek’s many independent cafes.