Create geometric and organic patterns on fabric using Shibori techniques and hand stitching with an indigo dye vat. You will learn basic and more advanced techniques to create dyed pattern on cloth and walk away with a little stash of indigo blue fabric as well as your own hand dyed tea towel or bandana. No experience necessary.
You will learn about the Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, the wonderful dye that is indigo as well as how to create and maintain a natural indigo vat and how to use hand stitching to create beautiful patterns.
You ou will get a little stash of indigo blue fabric, your own hand dyed tea towel or bandanna, all materials provided and a lot of hands on fun.
Your tutor will be Roz Slade. Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles, and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making. After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.