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Multi coloured textiles and fabrics

A Day of Shibori and Indigo Fabric Dyeing

Day of week:
Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
10:00 - 15:30
1 week

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This course is delivered at Canterbury Academy
Learn how to create a design using the beautiful art of shibori dyeing. Shibori is a Japanese method of tying and dyeing fabric to create both pattern and texture, taking a flat piece of fabric and manipulating it into sculptural forms. On this course you will investigate a variety of shibori techniques such as stitching, binding, knotting and clamping to create three-dimensional textures on polyester fabrics and beautiful resist-dyed patterns with traditional indigo coloured dyes on cotton fabric and garments.

By the end of the course, students will:
- have a good understanding of a variety of dyeing, knotting and tying techniques
- know the best fabrics and fibres to use with the different techniques
- experiment with dye and thread to produce their own artwork
- be familiar with the work of contemporary and traditional craftspeople

There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Sian Lewis

Siân Lewis is a designer and textile artist. She studied fashion at the Royal College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and has10 years experience of designing and making competition dancewear including for Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on costumes for TV, stage and film and has been teaching textiles and art since 2008. Sian is currently developing her own range of textile prints and accessories.

View all courses taught by Sian Lewis here

How will I be taught?

There will be demonstrations, group and individual teaching.

What do I need to bring with me?

Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance.

What can I do next?

Further textiles courses

What do I need to join the course

For those who would like to try the beautiful art of shibori dyeing. The class is suitable for beginners, from those who are completely new to the subject, to those with some experience who want to begin to increase their range of techniques and skills. The main focus will be on introducing the technique at beginner level.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/110288/K/NC.