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.
How will I be taught?
There will be demonstrations, group and individual teaching.
This course will be delivered online.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to have with me?
You will require Fabric - squares of white 100% cotton (approximately 1 meter length) -
Cutting tools i.e scissors
Needle and Polyester thread (any colour)
Bag of assorted rubber bands
Ball String or Raffia
Pegs, clips or clamps
You will also need to have dye - recommend Dylon natural dyes or Pre-reduced indigo - prior to the course, your tutor will issue a list of recommended web sites. It is also possible to undertake the course without having the dyes as the course is designed to teach you the methods to enable you to undertake Shobori.
Computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
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.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code CAN/87451/J/NC.