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 Shibori techniques, whilst learning how to prepare your fabrics for dyeing through the use of mordant, and explore natural dyes through the use of Logwood.
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.
Location The Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5JT
Number of participants: 10 – 12
Cost: £70 members; £85 non-members
Course Materials: All fabric, dyeing equipment and use of embroidery tools are included.
What to bring: Please bring a basic sewing kit, including scissors; an apron, gloves, a notebook and any other fabrics you want to experiment on.
To book/enquiries: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Workshop is open to all.
Full payment is required to secure a place.