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Shibori Dyeing Taster


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 20th October
10.00am - 1.00pm
Tutor  Alex Palmer

A beginners taster session to practice the beautiful Japanese technique, Shibori. For 3 hours, explore the basic methods of this 8th century craft by manipulating and dyeing fabrics using natural dyes to create unique, striking pieces that look so modern you wouldn't believe an ancient technique created them.

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the course and discuss the intended outcomes for the day. Look at inspiration for shibori designs.

  • Using various techniques, manipulate natural fabrics ready for dyeing.
  • Learn about the making of a natural dye bath and the mordanting of natural fabrics to change and improve colour fastness.
  • Dye the manipulated fabrics.
  • Reveal the beautiful patterns and iron dry.
  • Fabrics can be re-folded and re-dyed until the desired effect is achieved.

    About the Tutor

    Alex Palmer graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a 2:1 BA Honours in Printed Textiles Design. Currently working at De Montfort University in the printed and dyeing textiles department, Alex works closely with students introducing a variety of printing/dyeing techniques to enable the students to further develop their work.

    Alex also produces dyed/printed textiles outside of her usual work to keep her inspired and on trend with what is happening in the textiles industry. 


    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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