<em>Edit Event</em> An Exploration of Textiles at Craft Central

An Exploration of Textiles at Craft Central

9 -11 May 10:00 — 17:00
12 May 10:00 — 12:00
Saori & Shibori Demonstration,
10 May, 12:00 - 17:00
Shibori Dyeing Workshop,
10 May, 18:30 - 21:00
Saori Weaving Workshop,
12 May, 10:00 - 12:30
Craft Central
The Forge
397 - 411 Westferry Road
E14 3AE

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020 7538 0819

As shown in the guide, Craft Central presents an introductory workshop on SAORI weaving. Additionally, Craft Central presents workshops, demonstrations and an exhibition exploring textiles. 


Live demonstration of Saori Weaving and Shibori Dyeing 

 Craft Central will be hosting 2 simultaneous live demonstrations in their impressive exhibition space of two Japanese textile art forms; Saori Weaving and Shibori dyeing. This is your chance to learn about the respective techniques, see it live in action, meet the makers, ask questions and have a go yourself.

Saori Weaving lead by Erna Janine

This drop-in session will give visitors an insight and perhaps first introduction to Saori Weaving, an intuitive style of hand weaving developed in Japan in the late Sixties to enable weavers to create unique pieces of cloth, play with colour and texture and weave. 

A full Saori workshop will take place on Saturday 12 May at 10:00-12.30.

Shibori Dyeing lead by Rob Jones of Romor Designs

Rob will be giving a brief introduction to shibori - a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. He will talk about its history and current use. This will be followed by teaching of some of the basic techniques

Visitors will be able to make up a small sample of their own and dye it in the indigo vat and unpick a pre-dyed indigo sample to reveal one of the various patterns presented.

A full Shibori workshop will take place on Thursday 10 May at 18:30 - 21:00.

Events are hosted at Craft Central’s new location, an imaginatively converted 19th-century Victorian forge building in the Isle of Dogs.

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