A Wonderful Weekend of Shibori, an Indigo & Madder Workshop


Date(s) - 14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
All Day


Kingcombe Centre


Kingcombe Road
Lower Kingcombe

Details of courses at The Kingcombe Centre


workshop shibori stitch resist designs

Come and join a madder and indigo workshop weekend. The process of dyeing with indigo is magical, the king of dyes and madder is the queen of dyes.  Learn to stitch and shape the fabric to resist the dye (called shibori) creating amazing patterns. Concentrating on creating images from the natural world in shibori on fabric.

These images above are from last year’s workshop at the Kingcombe Centre to give a flavour of the possibilities. The images below are just some of the pieces I have been working on recently

madder dyed shibori fabrics

During this madder and indigo workshop:

  1. We will begin by making a number of small pieces to become familiar with the different techniques; mokume, ori-nui, ne-maki, miru, guntai shibori and many more.
  2. Introduction to many ways of stitching, manipulating and folding the fabric.
  3. Receive lots of individual attention and help.
  4. Explore and practice the many stitch resist shibori techniques under the expert guidance of Annabel.  She has many useful tips on how to work successfully and progress, and to realise your design ideas.
  5. Compose and produce a larger piece of work, perhaps a long hanging, a series of cushions, a fabulous scarf or the fabric for a lampshade.  Or if you are a quilter you may want to make many varied pieces to add that something special to your own projects.

Suitable for all and no previous experience is necessary although an enjoyment of sewing is really helpful.

What materials are included:

Included are the 4 initial fabric pieces to experiment with and all dye stuffs and equipment.  There will be an extra charge at cost for other fabrics used and for creating your special piece/s from 50p to £10 depending on fabrics selected.  Silk as well as cotton will be available.

collection of shibori pieces


£303 pp Residential  –  includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home-cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities.

£219 pp Non-Residential  –  includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.

Please book directly with the Kingcombe Centre



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