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(£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.
(£55 + £10 materials)
Within this workshop, you will be introduced to eco printing using leaves. The artist CarolAnn will guide you through the process of nature-based printing by demonstrating the scouring, mordanting and steaming involved of the fabric. The process is unpredictable and results in a subtle colour pallet suggestive of alchemy and traditional fabric staining. Experimenting with tieing, wrapping and twisting your encased leaf collections into bundles, you will produce a series of samples, working towards creating your own eco dyed silk scarf measuring 150cm x 40cm.
CarolAnn J Allan is a Yorkshire based artist and educator specialising in hand embroidery. She often teaches workshops whilst also exploring English paper piecing, darning, patchwork and reverse applique.
Artist Website: www.carolannjallan.com
Artist Instagram: carolannjallan
Suitable For: Beginners
- An assortment of leaves will be provided, however collecting your own is part of the fun! We suggest fallen oak, birch, chestnut, brambles and smoke leaves. Waxy leaves do not transfer as well. Please avoid overpicking from branches.
- Fabric for dyeing will be provided. If you wish to bring your own fabrics, please contact us prior to the workshop to find out the best way to prepare your fabrics for dyeing.
- Clothing is at risk of staining so please bring an apron. Disposable gloves will be provided however we recommend bringing reusable rubber gloves with you.
Other Info: We do not issue phsyical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.