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Clare Smith

BORO & SASHIKO PLACEMATS
1 Saturday - On 15 August from 9am-3:30pm

Boro and sashiko Quilts or Placemats Use some of your collection of Japanese fabrics or other scraps to make simple placemats then embellish them with sashiko stitching. These can be very organised or very random, depending on your preference (see photos)

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DYEING COTTON:
1 Saturday - On 1 August from 9:30am-4pm

Learn how to dye fabric using Procion dyes. This class is mainly aimed at people who want to make small lengths of fabric for quilting or embroidery, but it is also possible to dye children’s T-shirts or other small items of clothing. Learn how to mix dyes and make colour graduations, try scrunch dyeing, basic shibori and tie-dye, multi-coloured dyeing and ice dyeing. Students should end up with approximately 6 metres of dyed fabric or the equivalent in dyed clothing.

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DYEING WOOL & SILK
1 Saturday - On 17 October from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Learn how to dye wool fabric, felt and knitting wool using wool dyes and natural dyes. Multi-coloured dyeing, shibori and dye painting will be covered.

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