Please also see our programme of talks for 2020

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

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 food safe 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

Amanda Hannaford: Spin to Knit – Workshop 8 & 22 November 2020 Virtual

Create the perfect yarn for the project you want to knit. More Information

Medium: Online via Zoom. This workshop will be delivered over two sessions via Zoom – each lasting 2½ hours a fortnight apart.
Time: 10:30 – 13:00
Number of participants: 12
Cost: £60 – Members; £75 – Non-Members

To book/enquiries: email

Amanda Hannaford: English woollen longdraw spinning Three Day Workshop29 November, 6 & 13 December 2020 – Virtual

Mastering the English Woollen Longdraw. Learning to hand card neat and even rolags, and spin them using the English longdraw for a light and airy woollen yarn. More Information

Medium: Online via Zoom. This workshop will be delivered over three sessions via Zoom – each lasting between 60 – 90 minutes a week apart.
Time: 10:30 – 11:30/12:00
Number of participants: 6
Cost: £60 – Members; £75 – Non-Members, + £10 for fibre pack (not optional)

To book/enquiries: email