A Day in Blue: Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop

10:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Outdoor Venue. 1551 Lockyer Rd, Roberts Creek BC.

Cost: $168 ($160+GST)  Tickets are not refundable, however they are transferable.

Maximum 12 people. Grab your ticket today.

 

Join Natalie Grambow for this one-day workshop as we explore the magical age-old technique of natural indigo dyeing, using traditional shibori/Japanese tie and dye techniques. Participants will first learn how to create and maintain a natural indigo vat. Indigo, called “blue gold” in many parts of the world, is the oldest known dye, dating back 4000 years or more,  creates shades of exquisitely rich blues.  Participants will also explore deepened “resisting ” techniques on using shaped resist (itajime) as well as a variety of bound resist (shibori) techniques on a selection of fabric samples to create and experience the patterns that emerge once the cloth is untied, revealing it’s evocative variety of patterning created by the process.

This workshop will be held outdoors at the studio of Beth Hawthorn Ceramics in Roberts Creek. 1551 Lockyer Rd.  More information an photos of on the location:  http://bethhawthorn.com/the-space/

Natalie has an extensive background in design, photography, visual and textile arts as well as being an art educator and a maker. She works with natural and gathered materials, employing plant dyes and pigments, foraged botanicals, tannins and tea, metal, rust, printmaking techniques and stitching, on paper and cloth. She also develops courses and has been an art educator since 2004, teaching textile art and design at various art schools, such as the Maiwa School of Textiles, and the Vancouver Island School of Art.

What we will supply:

  • This workshop includes all materials and supplies. Participants also have the option to bring their own small cotton, linen or hemp fabric project.  All fabric projects need to be pre-washed.  
  • Tea, coffee and snacks will be offered.  

Please come prepared:

  • Come ready to have fun and be creative .
  • Bring an apron,  or ” dress for mess”.
  • Bring a pair of rubber gloves -the kind used for washing dishes by hand would be perfect!

Notes:

  • This workshop will comply with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Please bring your own mug for tea, water.
  • This workshop is for 16 +.
  • Please bring an apron or old clothing to wear in order to protect your clothes from the dye.
  • This course is suitable for beginners, no experience needed.
  •  Tickets are transferable, however not refundable.

For any queries, please contact beth@bethhawthorn.com

Sunday, September 12, 2021

10:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Outdoor Venue. 1551 Lockyer Rd, Roberts Creek BC.

Cost: $168 ($160+GST)  Tickets are not refundable, however they are transferable.

Maximum 12 people. Grab your ticket today.

 

Join Natalie Grambow for this one-day workshop as we explore the magical age-old technique of natural indigo dyeing, using traditional shibori/Japanese tie and dye techniques. Participants will first learn how to create and maintain a natural indigo vat. Indigo, called “blue gold” in many parts of the world, is the oldest known dye, dating back 4000 years or more,  creates shades of exquisitely rich blues.  Participants will also explore deepened “resisting ” techniques on using shaped resist (itajime) as well as a variety of bound resist (shibori) techniques on a selection of fabric samples to create and experience the patterns that emerge once the cloth is untied, revealing it’s evocative variety of patterning created by the process.

This workshop will be held outdoors at the studio of Beth Hawthorn Ceramics in Roberts Creek. 1551 Lockyer Rd.  More information an photos of on the location:  http://bethhawthorn.com/the-space/

Natalie has an extensive background in design, photography, visual and textile arts as well as being an art educator and a maker. She works with natural and gathered materials, employing plant dyes and pigments, foraged botanicals, tannins and tea, metal, rust, printmaking techniques and stitching, on paper and cloth. She also develops courses and has been an art educator since 2004, teaching textile art and design at various art schools, such as the Maiwa School of Textiles, and the Vancouver Island School of Art.

What we will supply:

  • This workshop includes all materials and supplies. Participants also have the option to bring their own small cotton, linen or hemp fabric project.  All fabric projects need to be pre-washed.  
  • Tea, coffee and snacks will be offered.  

Please come prepared:

  • Come ready to have fun and be creative .
  • Bring an apron,  or ” dress for mess”.
  • Bring a pair of rubber gloves -the kind used for washing dishes by hand would be perfect!

Notes:

  • This workshop will comply with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Please bring your own mug for tea, water.
  • This workshop is for 16 +.
  • Please bring an apron or old clothing to wear in order to protect your clothes from the dye.
  • This course is suitable for beginners, no experience needed.
  •  Tickets are transferable, however not refundable.

For any queries, please contact beth@bethhawthorn.com