Please also see our programme of talks for 2020

Ekta Kaul Stitched Shibori 31 October 2020 10:00 – 16:00 – Virtual

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. This workshop is aimed at textile enthusiasts who wish to learn sustainable ways of dyeing and want to create pattern using Shibori techniques. Over the course of the day we will focus on the creation of pattern through exploring a range of stitched shibori techniques. We will dye with a natural dye which does not need a mordant or any specialist equipment.

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced educator. She set up her studio practice after winning the Craft
Council’s prestigious business set up award ‘Next Move’. Her work is held in several private collections and is stocked at select galleries and stores the UK, the US and Japan. Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Medium: Online via Zoom with orientation session a week beforehand.
Time: 10 am -4 pm with 1 hour break for lunch.
Max Number: 10
Cost: £55 members; £70 non-members.
Priority booking for members up to 12th September.
Bookings open to non-members from 13th September.
Full payment is required to secure a place.

Materials kit will be posted to participants beforehand and is included in the course fee. This will include medium weight cotton suitable for hand dyeing, strong thread, needles and a a foodsafe substantive dye which will not require any specialist equipment to use at home. In addition to the materials above, participants will need a sewing kit with scissors for thread and fabric. Also a large saucepan for boiling shibori cloth bundles. Notes on the shibori techniques will be provided along with instructions for students to dye their items at home during the workshop.

To book/enquiries: email workshop@londonguildofweavers.org.uk.

Amanda Hannaford: English woollen longdraw spinning One Day Workshop – 13 November 2020 – Provisional

Amanda Hannaford: Spinning Supported Half Day Workshop – a.m.14 November 2020 – Provisional

Booking details

All workshops are for 10-12 people unless otherwise stated. Priority will be given to Guild members until 2 months before, when they will be opened to anyone interested. Non-members can express an interest at any time and will be contacted when public booking opens. Bookings can be made by emailing Mandy + Karen at workshop@londonguildofweavers.org.uk. Full payment is required to secure a place. All workshops are held at

Location The Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5JT. Unless otherwise stated.