Shibori Slow Textiles Table Runners
(£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 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. You will experiment tieing, wrapping and twisting your encased leaf collections into bundles, producing a series of samples. Throughout the workshop you will be working towards creating your own eco dyed silk scarf measuring 150cm x 40cm.
An assortment of leaves will be provided by the artist, however, collecting leaves is part of the fun! Please bring along with you a selection of leaves to dye with, we suggest selecting fallen leaves on the ground; oak, birch, chestnut, brambles, smoke leaves. Please do not overpick! Waxy leaves and flowers are not recommended for eco dying, the colour's do not stay and stain the fabric sufficiently!
Fabric will be provided which is specifically prepared for dying. If you wish to bring any of your own fabrics, it is important that your fabrics are scoured prior to the workshop to remove the chemicals. If you are thinking of bringing your own fabrics, please contact us directly to find out the method of treating your fabric.
This workshop is suitable for those with no prior knowledge of textiles or dyeing techniques.