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  • Start: Saturday 30 September - 14:00
  • Estimated End: Saturday 30 September - 17:00
  • Auditorium: EW Workshop


All workshops include a tea or coffee and day entry to the thread festival

Everyone is welcome to this three hour workshop.  Using a needle,cloth and dye learn to create a series of experimental samples exploring a variety of ways to use of shibori wrap, stitch, fold and twisting techniques. To create your own unique handkerchief, the same techniques can be applied to create larger artworks/ t-shirts etc.

Tutor: Nao Fukumoto O’Neill

Nao is a weaver with over 15 years experience. She studied traditional Japanese weaving techniques which normally use Ikat and natural dye.  

Level / Ability: No previous experience necessary. Suitable for beginners.

Materials provided: Cotton fabrics.          

Participants should bring with them: Rubber gloves; Apron/overalls; Sewing needles; Small embroidery scissors; Strong white or cream cotton or polyester thread

Note: please dress appropriately for a course with the potential for mess!

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