Eco Printing Silk Scarf
(£55 + £10 materials)
CarolAnn J Allan is a Yorkshire based artist and educator specialising in hand embroidery. She often teaches workshops in her specialism whilst also exploring english paper piecing, darning, patchwork and reverse applique. Join CarolAnn with us this year to discover the process involved in shibori and eco printing.
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Within this workshop you will be introduced to stitched (Nui) Shibori. CarolAnn will guide you through the process of using the running stitch combined with folding techniques to create beautiful patterns onto fabric. Traditional Indigo dye will be used to colour the pieces of stitched fabric. Indigo is one of the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing, the colour has a rich historical significance in many Asian countries, such as India and Japan but Indigo pigment also was known to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Britain, Mesoamerica, Peru, Iran and Africa.
Slow Textiles stitching is a methodical process but because of this is also very therapeutic. Simple running stitch will be used to create the patterns in the fabric and after the fabric has been rinsed and dried, CarolAnn will guide you through the techniques involved in putting together a table runner made up of hexagons.