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Workshops

Indigo and Weave Workshops

My two day Indigo and weave workshops are focused on seeing the potential in forgotten materials. You are invited to bring your fabric/ garments that have a special story, memory or meaning, that you will dismantle and have the opportunity to dip dye and to create a unique piece of weave to treasure. A time to get away from the fast pace of our digital lives and to embrace slow craft processors.

Sit Select Workshop

Kate Whitehead
Enjoy a two day workshop with experienced tutor and textile artist Kate Whitehead.
A weekend of fun and sharing.

Date: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August
Time: Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Venue: Select Studio, CSA Lansdown 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB
My two day Indigo and weave workshops are focused on seeing the potential in forgotten materials. You are invited to bring your fabric/ garments that have a special story, memory or meaning, that you will dismantle and have the opportunity to dip dye and to create a unique piece of weave to treasure. A time to get away from the fast pace of our digital lives and to embrace slow craft processors.
Day One
Kate will talk about what inspires her work and her journey since graduating 4 years ago.
The weekend will comprise of:
Mark making, a discussion of depth of colour, areas of the cloth/garment to be stitched, folded, knotted that will create interesting patterns when dyed.
Take time and consideration to create marks in fabric being dyed
Kate will talk about Indigo as a dye and its values
You will dye selected fabrics in indigo
Day Two
A chance to look at students dyed fabric/yarn
Each student will choose their frame for weaving on (they are hand made)
Learning about the warp and weft, how to put the warp on the frame.
Yarns suitable for the warp   and weft.
Each student will put on their warp then use materials/yarns to create a handwoven piece
An opportunity to look at each others work to discuss and photograph
Student requirement list;
.Apron
.Cotton fabric garment that holds a special story/memory
.Cotton fabric pre washed in non biological fabric, no fabric conditioner.
.Any yarn to dip dye that you want to use in your textile piece.
.Fabric and embroidery scissors
.Notebook and pen
.embroidery needle
.Plastic bag to take your dyed fabric homeKate will provide a selection of fabrics and yarns but it does give your textile piece a more personal feel if students bring some of their own.My work is a protest against the way textiles are consumed in western society. Tired of a world in which clothes are produced and thrown away without thought to the consequences; where the fashion industry and media impose identities on us. My rebellion is to go back to slower processes, embrace tradition, salvage the discarded, fix the broken.
In my weaving and embroidery I explore the potential of the forgotten, overlooked and abandoned. I revel in discovering humble, quiet fabrics like calicos and cottons; the more worn, faded and story-laden the better; and giving them a second chance. I take time to imagine the history of every piece, exploring its hues and tones, examining its tears and frays, weighing up its foibles.
Tickets: Full price £175 SIT select Members discount £150
A delicious organic lunch can be provided on both days for an extra cost of £20 each day.
It will be mixed salads, quiche and cake
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Egg Factory Workshop 2018

Indigo Dye and Introduction To Weave Workshop
Enjoy a two day workshop with experienced tutor and textile artist Kate Whitehead.
Kate’s two day Indigo and weave workshop is focused on seeing the potential in forgotten materials. You are invited to bring your fabric/ garments that have a special story, memory or meaning, that you will dismantle and have the opportunity to dip dye and to create a unique piece of weave to treasure. A time to get away from the fast pace of our digital lives and to embrace slow craft processors.
Date: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September
Time: Saturday 11 am – 4 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Price £130
Venue: The Egg Factory
Victoria Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 8JX
01422 846082
Weave and Dye
Mashi Mushki · Essaouira, Morocco
21 April–28 April 2018
20-27 October 2018

Join award-winning textile artist Kate Whitehead, and local craft promotersMashi Mushki, for a creative holiday in laid-back Essaouira, the jewel of Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

Your holiday includes:
• Half-board accommodation in a shared riad or private apartment in Essaouira medina
• Indigo workshop in Essaouira’s traditional dyers’ yard
• Weaving workshop in our atelier in the medina, and open air weaving on hand-looms
• Opportunities to observe local weaving and carpet-making techniques and ‘have a go’ yourself
• Day trips to a local country market, and junkyard art tour
• An introduction to Moroccan textiles, costume and jewellery
• A private evening performance of Gnaoua music (optional)
• Design and have your own scarf woven on our loom
• Work together to weave a community carpet

At least 10% of our profit goes to local good causes, focusing on youth education and women.

Fly from London Luton to Essaouira, Manchester to Marrakech or via a variety of other routes. Taxi transfers, day trips and some additional activities are included. For more details and prices send us a Facebook message or email us at stay@dar91.com

SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER, 11 – 5 PM

THE EVENT
The team behind the cult magazine Selvedge bring a curated collection of merchants and makers to Pendle. The fair offers an opportunity to meet makers, catch up with friends and find that special something. Take part in one of the complimentary workshops, details below. It is part of  Fabrications, a festival celebrating textiles in contemporary art. It will feature large-scale installations, exhibitions, residencies and a symposium. www.superslowway.org.uk
Memory and meaning with Kate Whitehead
Creative retreats
South Devon
www.madeonholiday
21st, 22nd and 23rd April 2017.

 

Cowslip Cornwall
Exhibiting & Indigo dye & weave workshops
22nd-25th July 2017

 

Needle and Thread Workshops
Eagle Hall, Lincoln
LN6 9HZ
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th March 2016

 

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road,
Manchester,
M15 6ER
Friday 17th June 2016

 

Crafty Retreats
Luxury Residential Craft
Courses in rural France
Mallerty
St Leger la Montagne
Limousin
France 87340
Friday July 8th – 15th
Indigo Dye, Weave & embroidery

 

The Wonder Inn
Creative wellness centre.
29 Shudehill Manchester M4 2AF
Sat 19th Nov & Sun 20th

 

Please contact me for more details here.