Beginners Shibori

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7 Broadway Market

Hackney

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E8 4PH

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Shibori is the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist in indigo creating beautiful cloth designs in shades of blue.

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Shibori is the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist. It is a slow craft, often requiring many hours of binding, stitching and pulling up of threads, followed by multiple dyeing processes. This and the variations in tension and pressure applied in construction mean that every piece produced is unique. Learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues.

You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design. How to dye with indigo using a pre prepared vat as well as how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs! 

Fabrications is honoured to be welcoming Rob Jones to teach this class! Rob is a textile designer specialising in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori, using stitch, bound and clamped resist techniques to create intricate patterns and textures on scarves, table linens and lampshades. He selects both new and vintage textiles, sourcing beautiful old kimono silk from Japan and vintage and modern cloth from the UK for his creations, made at his studio in North London. Rob has studied at West Dean College and under Bryan Whitehead in Fujino, Japan in 2014.

On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:

- Have an understanding of key binding techniques and stitches used in Shibori

- Tie a 'Kamosage' knot, used in most bound work

- Use the key stitches: Running Stitch, Ori Nui and Maki-Nui to make a number of patterns

- Achieve beautiful traditional Japanese patterns:

Kanoko (dots of a fawn)

Hitta (bird binding)Kumo (spiderweb)

Maki-age (stitched motifs)

Karamatsu (larch pattern)Mokume (wood grain)

And a couple of secrets will be revealed!!

- Set up an indigo dye bath and how to get different shades of this lovely blue (indigo is a natural dye)

- Unpick your finished work to reveal your designs

The class is aimed at beginners but any and all levels are welcome!

In the afternoon, Rob will expand on the Beginners Shibori techniques and introduce 2 classic Japanese designs in his "Traditional Shibori" class. A discount is offered when booking the full day.

Class Size: Now reduced to 4 to ensure social distancing.

You will need: You are welcome to bring along some small textile articles to upcycle, eg napkins, hanker chiefs ( NB: fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen are ideal and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop) But there will also be fabric available to sample with.

Please Bring: Your own rubber gloves (washing up style)

We will provide shirts to wear but please avoid wearing your favourite clothes and shoes!

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)

To find out more about Fabrications and our classes, please visit our Website

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7 Broadway Market

Hackney

London

E8 4PH

United Kingdom

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Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.

offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.

A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.

Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop  where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!

'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!

We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!

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