Workshops 

Workshops

*New* Sew a Simple Top Workshop! Friday 7th February 2020 10-4pm £85 incl. materials & refreshments

Come and sew a simple top in our creative studio - choose your fabric from our gorgeous cloth and treat yourself!

 

 

 

Block Printing - with natural Dyes with Kate Ryan

 

 

 

 

 


Printing with Natural Dyes  - investigate the wonderful world of Indian block prints using traditional methods with plants and iron to make repeating patterns on fabric - a workshop for anyone interested in learning how to use nature to create beautiful textiles.

 

2 day workshop £135 10am-4pm 28th - 29th March 2020

Day One - introduction to working with natural dyes and printing with wooden blocks - mordanting fabric with myrobalan - making pastes for block printing - alum, iron and mud - printing fabric with alum paste - printing fabric with mud paste

 

Day Two - preparation of indigo dye vat - prepare madder bath - dye alum printed fabric in madder and dye mud printed fabric in indigo - print myrobalan mordanted fabric with fermented iron dye

 

Kate teaches everything by demonstrating and will provide notes for the participants to take away.

 

Participants can expect to complete a metre of fabric.

Includes, all materials & equipment, tea & coffee. Please bring pack lunch, apron & rubber gloves. 

SPINNING

Drop in Spinning - not suitable for beginners 
1st Monday of each month 7-9pm £10 (4th Nov, 2nd Dec) 
2nd Friday of each month 7-9pm £10 (22nd Nov, 13th Dec)

 

Spinning taster session - perfect for beginners or those wanting to brush up on skills 
Book a time to suit. suitable for 1-3 people maximum. 2 hours £35pp incl fibres and equipment

 

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NEW Weaving Thursday

2nd Thursday of each month is weaving Thursday 6.30-9pm.

we will be exploring all kinds of weaving, the sessions will be run on an open basis, group decisions... welcome for all including people new to weaving. Bring your own projects or borrow equipment. £10-15 (dependent on materials used!). The idea with weaving Thursday is to create a sharing weaving community for playful experimental weaving. Ideal for beginners & those with lots of experience. tapestry weaving, inkle loom, creative weaving, 4 shaft weaving.

 

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Knitting

Knit & Natter 1st Tuesday of each month 10-12am - Modern Kitchen Kenilworth (5th Nov, 3rd Dec) - Its a lovely relaxed session suitable for all and the coffee and cakes in this smashing independent coffee shop... will entice you back again and again.

NEW SOCK knitting workshop! learn to knit a pair of socks over a 2 evening session - (dates to be confirmed). £35pp including our beautiful BFL sock yarn worth £22. You will need to bring your own needles 2.5mm 4 pins. Sock Knitting is the ideal project for the summer months, its small, perfect to take on holidays - and you can knit on the airplane too! WARNING - its addictive!

 

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Natural Dyeing 

Indigo & Shibori workshop - (dates to be confirmed) 10-4pm £75pp incl. materials & refreshments 
using stitch and clamping - explore shibori and dipping into a simple indigo vat 


Understanding Indigo (dates to be confirmed) 10-4pm £75pp incl. materials & refreshments 
Learn how to set up an indigo vat, explore over dying with with Fustic & weld to produce beautiful greens.

 

Natural dye weekend 24th & 25th October 2020
Saturday 26th - A beginners guide to dying wool with natural dyes... informative and hands on, making natural dyes simple and fun. £75pp incl. materials & refreshments 
Sunday 27th - Open pot day - Perfect for those with some experience! Play with natural dyes, including the use of the indigo pot. £75pp incl. materials & refreshments

SAVINGS

Book 2 dyeing days £140 - save £10 
Book 3 dyeing days £210 - save £15 
Book 4 dyeing days £280 - save £20

 

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Create your own workshop dates

If you can't find what what you are looking for or the dates don't suit, get in touch - and lets see what we can do for you. 
Email me to book your place Printing with Natural Dyes  - investigate the wonderful world of Indian block prints using traditional methods with plants and iron to make repeating patterns on fabric - a workshop for anyone interested in learning how to use nature to create beautiful textiles.