Shibori: Dyeing with Indigo • 10.30am to 12.30pm

Are you into Shibori?

Shibori is a traditional tie-dyeing technique used in Japan which dates back to the 8th century. It involves a range of folding, stitching, binding, twisting and compressing of cloth to result in varying resist patterns. Indigo has traditionally been used for shibori, and is extracted from the indigofera plant. The leaves have been used around the world for centuries in order to dye fibres a range of rich, deep blues. This studio class will introduce you to a few of the many beautiful shibori techniques available and you will take home your own hand-dyed scarf! If you have something at home you’d like to dye indigo then feel free to bring along one to three additional items!

Workshop includes: A silk or cotton scarf to dye, all folding/binding materials, a fresh indigo vat to share with the group, and take home instructions.

Skill level: All levels

Students bring: Apron or clothes if you don’t mind getting dye splashed on them; one to three additional fabric items you might like to dye. Fabric must be a natural fibre like cotton, silk, linen, wool, rayon, bamboo or hemp. Please do not bring large items as the vat is shared with all students.

Class cost: $65*

Book at craftevents.com.au

 

*Show entry ticket must be bought separately

NEW! JUST ADDED – Modern Brush Lettering • 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Learn the art of modern brush lettering with Rosalie Hart. In this beginners’ class, you’ll start by learning all of the foundational strokes in modern lettering, then use them to form letters and words. You’ll learn how to hold your brush pen, understand pressure and pen angles and be able to self-critique so you can continue your practice at home. By the end of the class you’ll be able to combine your new knowledge to create a quote in your new, beautiful modern lettering hand.

Workshop includes: A 12-page workbook to take home plus guidelines and two brush pens.

Skill level: This is a course mostly for beginners or those wanting to improve their technique. No experience is necessary.

Students bring: Nothing as all materials will be supplied.

Class cost: $95*

Book at craftevents.com.au

*Show entry ticket must be bought separately