WORKSHOPS

 
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SHIBORI SCARF / INDIGO DYE WORKSHOP

Learn to Shibori stitch and dye your own scarf to take home, along with a tote bag and a small scarf bag!

 

Next Workshop Dates:

Saturday 19th March 2022, 10-4pm

Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, Nottingham

Saturday 26th March 2022, 10-4pm,

Cutting Edge Studio, Malvern, Worcestershire

Saturday 15 October 2022, 10-4pm

Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford on Avon

email franreilly.textileartist@gmail.com to book your place.

Join Fran Reilly and Dr. Mary Harlow for a one day Shibori workshop, which includes a brief history of this traditional Japanese art form and the practical art of creating resist patterns on fabric. 

Stitch your own design into a fine wool scarf, an organic cotton tote bag and a small cotton scarf bag and prepare to dye them all in an Indigo vat.  (Alternative methods for creating patterns will also be taught for those less confident with stitching).

Investment: £95

Workshop includes: 

  • All materials: scarf, bags, fabric, needle & thread

  • Tea, coffee & cakes available throughout the day

  • Small intimate group size (maximum 10 participants) 

  • Two experienced and passionate tutors with plenty of tips and tricks to share! 

Reviews:

"I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone interested in textiles as the results are achievable, unique and wonderfully wearable."

"A great workshop.  A lovely creative day and 'the reveal' the next day is so exciting!  Highly recommended."

"I absolutely loved being in the workshop session and it was very clear from the start that both of you know a lot about the topic that you were delivering and at the same time were so willing to share your knowledge. 

I am really really thrilled with my results and particularly the scarf!"

"I just wanted to say what a great day I had yesterday. You were both such warm hosts. I am a real beginner but I felt very relaxed and at ease.  The format was great. The food was lovely. I loved unwrapping my creations this morning."

 
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HALF-DAY SHIBORI STITCH WORKSHOP

Learn Shibori techniques to create beautiful and interesting designs onto fabric

 

Friday 8th April 2022, 10-1pm

(half day Shibori Stitch workshop - learn to shibori stitch your own cushion cover designs)

Bonds Lifestyle, Dodwell, Evesham Road, Stratford-on-Avon, CV37 9ST

email franreilly.textileartist@gmail.com to book your place.

Join Fran Reilly and Dr. Mary Harlow for a morning Shibori stitch workshop in this gorgeous venue - full of exciting gifts, furniture, antiques, clothes etc.  In this workshop you will learn a brief history of this traditional Japanese art form and the practical art of creating resist patterns on fabric. 

Stitch your own design into cotton cushion-sized squares and/or an organic cotton tote bag.  (Alternative methods for creating patterns will also be taught for those less confident with stitching).

Your items can then be dyed at home and made up into cushions if desired.

Investment: £55

Workshop includes: 

  • All materials: fabric, bag, needle & thread

  • Tea, coffee & cakes 

  • Small intimate group size (maximum 8 participants) 

  • Two experienced and passionate tutors with plenty of tips and tricks to share! 

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NATURAL DYES WORKSHOP

Explore the beautiful array of colours that can be achieved using natural dyes on wool skeins.

 

Saturday 22 October 2022, 10-4pm

Cutting Edge Studio, Malvern, Worcs

email franreilly.textileartist@gmail.com to book your place.

Join Fran Reilly & Dr Mary Harlow to explore the variety of colour that can be achieved by using leaves and flowers from your garden.  We will experiment dyeing wool skeins with at least 3 different dye vats. 

Investment: £95

Workshop includes: ​

  • Tea, coffee & cakes 

  • Small intimate group size (maximum 10 participants) 

  • Two experienced and passionate tutors with plenty of tips and tricks to share! 

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