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Shibori Pattern Dyeing Day

Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 2nd November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Alex Palmer
Experience Level Beginner

A day to explore the traditional Japanese craft of Shibori. Using an indigo dyebath to colour the fabric, explore various ways to bind, stitch and fold the fabric to create beautiful, unique patterned fabrics.

Course Structure

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Looking at examples of shibori techniques, begin to manipulate fabrics ready for dyeing. Using a variety of methods, such a twisting, clamping and stitching to contort the fabric to see what patterns can be created. These will be smaller sample pieces so many methods can be sampled.
  • Demonstration on how to use the indigo vat.
  • Dye small samples and review your results.
  • Work on larger pieces of fabric to create larger replicas of successful techniques.

    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. 


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    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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