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25 March 2017

* * MORNING CLASS * * Beginners Shibori with Rob Jones

Date: 25 March 2017 11:00 to 13:30
Details:




Shibori
is the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist. It is a slow craft, often requiring many hours of binding, stitching and pulling up of threads, followed by multiple dyeing processes. This and the variations in tension and pressure applied in construction mean that every piece produced is unique.

Learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design. How to dye with indigo using a pre prepared vat as well as how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs!
Why not really immerse yourself in the techniques and join next Tuesday's session too! - Beginners Shibori 2 (a discount is offered when you book the 2 classes)

Fabrications is honoured to be welcoming Rob Jones to teach this class! Rob is a textile designer specialising in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori, using stitch, bound and clamped resist techniques to create intricate patterns and textures on scarves, table linens and lampshades. He selects both new and vintage textiles, sourcing beautiful old kimono silk from Japan and vintage and modern cloth from the UK for his creations, made at his studio in North London. Rob has studied at West Dean College and under Bryan Whitehead in Fujino, Japan in 2014.


On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:

- Have an understanding of key binding techniques and stitches used in Shibori

- Tie a 'Kamosage' knot, used in most bound work

- Use the key stitches: Running Stitch, Ori Nui and Maki-Nui to make a number of patterns

- Achieve beautiful traditional Japanese patterns:

Kanoko (dots of a fawn)
Hitta (bird binding)
Kumo (spiderweb)
Maki-age (stitched motifs)
Karamatsu (larch pattern)
Mokume (wood grain)
And a couple of secrets will be revealed!!

- Set up an indigo dye bath and how to get different shades of this lovely blue (indigo is a natural dye)

- Unpick your finished work to reveal your designs


The class is aimed at beginners but any and all levels are welcome!


TIME:
11am - 1.30pm

PRICE:
£40 or £70 when booking the 2 SESSIONS (AM: Beginners Shibori, Lunch Break, PM: Beginners Shibori 2 )


YOU WILL NEED:
Bring along some small textile articles to upcycle, eg napkins, t-towel, t-shirt, pillow case or 'fat quarters'  ( NB: fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen are ideal and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop. The fabrics can have a slight print on, which will get over dyed)  There will also be fabric available to sample with if you don't have anything of your own you'd like to Shibori! 



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* * AFTERNOON CLASS * * Beginners Shibori 2 with Rob Jones

Date: 25 March 2017 14:30 to 17:00
Details:



Shibori
is the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist. It is a slow craft, often requiring many hours of binding, stitching and pulling up of threads, followed by multiple dyeing processes. This and the variations in tension and pressure applied in construction mean that every piece produced is unique.

Learn the traditional methods of this beautiful series of techniques and how to dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. You will be taught a number of traditional Japanese patterns, which can be modified to suit your own design. How to dye with indigo using a pre prepared vat as well as how to unpick your finished work to reveal your designs!
This session expands the range of Shibori techniques from the Beginners Shibori class, focussing on clamping resist techniques, known as Itajime

This workshop will teach the three basic folding techniques for preparing fabric for clamp resist dying, known as 'Kikko' - equilateral triangles, right angle triangles and squares. These can be varied to achieve different effects.


Fabrications is honoured to be welcoming Rob Jones to teach this class! Rob is a textile designer specialising in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori, using stitch, bound and clamped resist techniques to create intricate patterns and textures on scarves, table linens and lampshades. He selects both new and vintage textiles, sourcing beautiful old kimono silk from Japan and vintage and modern cloth from the UK for his creations, made at his studio in North London. Rob has studied at West Dean College and under Bryan Whitehead in Fujino, Japan in 2014.


On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:

- Use different binding, stitching, free clamping and board clamping techniques for resist dyeing

- How to use different clamps on the same piece to achieve different effects

- Recreate the 'Sekka' (snowflake) Japanese design

- Set up an indigo dye bath and how to get different shades of this lovely blue (indigo is a natural dye)

- Unpick your finished work to reveal your designs


The class is aimed at beginners but any and all levels are welcome!


TIME: 2.30 - 5pm

PRICE:
£40 or £70 when booking the 2 SESSIONS (AM: Beginners Shibori & PM: Beginners Shibori 2 )


YOU WILL NEED:
Bring along some small textile articles to upcycle, eg napkins, t-towel, t-shirt, pillow case or 'fat quarters'  ( NB: fabrics must be natural fibres, cotton or linen are ideal and must have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop. The fabrics can have a slight print on, which will get over dyed)  There will also have some fabric you can use if you don't have anything of your own you'd like to Shibori! 



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Sew your own 'Sculpural Bucket Coat' with Tree from Stitchless TV

Date: 4 February 2018 11:00 to 04 February 2016 17:00
Details:

 

 

Fabrications is very happy to welcome back Tree from Stitchless TV for one of her one of a kind  classes. Tree has a brilliant YouTube chanel teaching how to make all of kinds of stylish items that any level of sewer can make. Her philosophy is to take high end catwalk looks and show us in easy, no fuss steps how we can make our own versions in our front rooms!

Tree has recently branched out into creating patterns from her designs and tutorials - hot off the press is her brilliant 'Sculptural Bucket Coat'. During the class, Tree will guide you through cutting the pattern, piecing together on the machine and the finishing touches.. Here is her video tutorial for a sneak preview, but there is nothing better than spending time with Tree live and direct, and being able to ask lots of questions and get feedback on your sewing.

 

All levels of sewer are welcome but being able to thread up a machine / have used a machine before is advisable.

 

 

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- Work with a paper pattern, layout & cut out your cloth pieces.

- Assemble fabric panels on the machine

- The coat is not lined and we will be using an overlooker to finish the inside seams.

- Apply a bias binding to embelish and finish a raw edge (more experienced sewers)

- Create your own stylish unlined scultural coat


TIME: 11am - 5pm


COST: £90 (includes your own paper pattern worth £15)


YOU WILL NEED: Bring your choice of fabric for making your bucket coat - you can pretty much use anything for this design (except stretch fabric or anything too fragile/that frays easily) or choose from our selection of suitable fabrics.
150cm: 2m 65cm
115cm: 4m









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MEET THE TEAM:


Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 



Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!



Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.



Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.



Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!



Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!



Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!





 

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