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Sun 25th Oct: Beginners Stitch and Bind Shibori

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  • Sunday 25th Oct: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners Shibori – Stitching and Binding

    Join us for this super exciting class on Japanese shibori resist dyeing! The class covers beginner’s stitching and binding techniques as well as indigo dyeing.

    In this 3 hour class you will learn:

    – Tying a basic kamosage knot used to secure all bound work
    – Making the kumo (spiderweb), bai (seashell), and ne maki (bound beads) patterns using binding thread
    – The three basic shibori stitches – nui (running stitch), ori nui (teeth) and maki nui (twist stitch) and see examples of what you can make with them
    – Other patterns such as makiage (filled shapes), karamatsu (larch) and mokume (woodgrain) will be presented if time permits
    – How to dye your work in a genuine indigo vat

    Instructions on how to create and maintain your own indigo vat at home will be provided.

    Suitable for complete beginners. 

  • Class Duration:
    3 hours, starting 2:30pm sharp. Please arrive promptly.

    Skill Level & Prep Work:
    No previous experience is necessary.

    Class Materials:
    Students will need to bring the following:
    An apron or old clothes they don't mind getting indigo on
    Marigolds (gloves MUST cover the wrist!)
    A strong plastic bag to take their wet work home in

    All other class materials will be provided, including handouts, yarns, threads and practice swatches. Please bring your own water bottle/drink, pen for note taking and scissors.

    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

    This class will take place downstairs (basement) with access via a spiral staircase.
    Class numbers are limited to 4. You will be required to wear a mask/visor during the class, unless government advice changes in this regard.
    Rob will wear a visor throughout, and will also wear a mask if requested.
    Surfaces will be cleaned before and after the class.
    Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
  • About Rob Jones:

    London-based Romor Designs was formed in the Autumn of 2015 by Rob Jones, a shibori textiles designer and natural dyer.

    Having discovered Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, at West Dean college, Rob went on to study in Japan under indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead.

    In 2018, Rob returned to Japan to expand his Japanese textiles skills, visiting Ise, the home of Katagami stencilling and buying supplies to set up his own teaching practice back in the UK.

    Rob’s passion is in finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.

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