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Woad and Indigo Dyeing Workshop


Saturday 28th September. 10am - 4pm. £55
(Price includes all materials and a home cooked veggie lunch)

Woad and Indigo Dye Workshop
with Joelle Harris

Create a unique shibori scarf on this full day Woad dye workshop, an environmentally friendly way to dye your fabrics blue.

Joelle will guide you through the process to create an organic Woad dye vat, using home grown woad. Learn how easy it is to grow your own, Joelle will even give you some seeds to get you started. We will also create a second vat using indigo.

Explore traditional shibori (resist) techniques such as stitching, pleating, wrapping and scrunching to create patterns on fabric. Joelle will show you samples to inspire your designs.

Create your own samples as we dip the prepared fabrics in the Woad vat and get excited by the pale greeny yellow fabric magically turning a glorious blue as it’s exposed to the air.

You can also bring a white cotton tee shirt or linen shirt to upcycle or yarn to dye

Here's a bit about Joelle:

Joelle recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Textiles from Hull School of Art and Design. She now lives in North Lincolnshire where you will often find her wandering in the lanes collecting fallen leaves, gaining inspiration for her next project and rummaging in local charity shops in search of beautiful fabrics.

She explores and enjoys how diverse processes such as dye, print and hand stitch sit together in surprising ways.

Protecting the natural environment is a major concern for Joelle, she explores ways to challenge the paradigm of industrial fashion and the use of dyes and chemicals that pollute rivers, by experimenting with dyes made from locally available materials with the aim of creating beautiful useful and wearable textiles.

She also writes a blog: The Eco Wardrobe Warrior about sustainability is-sues, capsule wardrobes and sharing her upcycled clothing projects.