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Shibori with Indigo and Madder Weekend Workshop (Kingcombe Centre Course)

Friday 10 August 2018 16:30 - Sunday 12 August 2018 16:00



Explore dyeing with indigo and madder, the king and queen of dyes, while discovering how to stitch and shape the fabric to resist the dye (called shibori) creating beautiful patterns.

You will have the opportunity to examine many different ways of creating designs, and to compose and produce a larger piece of work, perhaps a long hanging, a series of cushions, a fabulous scarf or the fabric for a lampshade. Or if you are a quilter you may want to make many varied pieces to add that something special to your own projects.

You will start by working on small pieces to become familiar with the many different types of stitching and ways of manipulating the fabric. You will explore and practice the different stitch resist shibori techniques under the expert guidance of Annabel. She has many useful tips on how to work successfully and progress, and to realise your design ideas.

You will learn how to dye with the ancient and wonderful colours of indigo and madder root. Suitable for all and no previous experience is necessary, although an enjoyment of sewing is helpful. 


Resident: £289 pp includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities.

Non- Residential: £209 pp includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.


Please arrive on Friday for 4.30pm. The course proper will start at 6pm with an introduction, dinner and evening session. The course will finish at approximately 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea.

What to bring: 

Fabrics, sewing materials and all the dye stuffs will be provided, but you may like to bring a favourite sewing kit if you have one. Please do bring an apron or some old clothes, rubber gloves, a sketch book or notebook and any images that inspire you. Don’t forget your spectacles if you need them for very close work. You may also want to bring some fabric or an item of clothing to decorate and dye (NB this must be thoroughly washed beforehand).

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