Tag: indigo

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

Colour Fiesta – inspiration from the New World

a colourful weekend learning new skills in two stand-alone one day workshops. learn how to dye with ancient colour and weave a scarf to take home with you! NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – 10-4 learn how to use exotic dyes from the ‘new […]

Japanese Textiles weekend

Japanese Textiles weekend

In collaboration with Hiroko Aeno-Billson – a weekend of textile workshops, inspiring stories and wonderful Japanese food. You will leave with a hand-stitched double sided “furoshiki” wrapping cloth and a selection of indigo dyed samples for future stitch projects. Saturday 19 August – ‘Katazome’ and […]

Boro: Threads of Life

Boro: Threads of Life

 

boro

I am really excited to see that the exhibition that I wrote about in the previous post is coming to Somerset House in London!! more info on the exhibition here

I have two workshops on offer in April, inspired by ‘mottanai’ the Japanese concept of ‘waste nothing’

a one day stitch workshop inspired by BORO at my new studio on Saturday 19 April – working with layers of indigo dyed cloth and thread – stitch together a beautiful piece of cloth using simple stitches. £65 includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

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 Recycled Textiles weave workshop at makeplace in Magdalen St on Saturday 26th April. Book with makeplace

 

Stitched and Bound

Stitched and Bound

I recently ran an Indigo Resist dye workshop, taking inspiration from my time in Japan, and wanted to make a piece that illustrated various techniques that could be do-able in a day. I set aside a day in my studio, and gathering together a selection […]

Indigo Inspirations

Indigo Inspirations

I recently spent a week in Japan, exploring ancient textile techniques and being inspired by indigo.  It’s been a long-held dream to explore this beautiful country and although I only had a short visit I knew that this would be the first of many… My journey […]

from my sketchbook

colour and weave ideas inspired by hedgerows and working with natural dyes like cochineal and indigo to create berry colour