Learn the ancient technique of Shibori Indigo dyeing with designer Lola Lely in this half-day workshop.
Originating in Japan in the 8th century, Shibori indigo dyeing uses dye-resist techniques and folding to create patterned textiles. The special characteristic of Shibori resist is a soft- or blurry-edged pattern. The effect is quite different from the sharp-edged resist obtained with stencil, paste and wax. With Shibori the dyer works in concert with the materials, not in an effort to overcome their limitations, but to allow them full expression. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn this ancient technique to dye their own bundle of fabrics.
Lola Lely is an artist, designer and maker based in Walthamstow, East London. Born in Vietnam, Lola grew up and studied in the UK. She holds a Masters in Design Products from the RCA. In 2012 she founded her own mutli-disciplinary art practice, Lola Lely Studio. Over the last year, Lola developed a deep interest in traditional indigo dyeing techniques, Shibori in particular. To introduce and communicate her passion for these practices to others, she designed this workshop, which she has previously run in the UK and in Morocco.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 8+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £40 (£30 students) with all proceeds supporting the STORE's After school club for local state school students.