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Explore Shibori - An ancient Japanese resist dye method for fabric

Mentored by Amanda Duke
Location address: Steyning, BN44 3LR
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £65
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Shibori is a traditional Japanese hand dye technique. Join me in creating surface patterns on fabric by folding, tying, clamping and stitching samples of fabric. After preparing your fabric you will dip each piece in an indigo dye vat. After a few minutes, magical and exciting surface patterns will be revealed when the fabric pieces are exposed to the air. Make a fabric stash suitable for further textile experiments, stitching, quilting or gift wrapping. Either bring your own pieces of fabric pre-scoured for dyeing or purchase fabric by the metre from me. For booking made before 1st March, please message me to receive a booking discounted price of £60.

Amanda Duke
After my Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College and PGCE in Brighton I enjoyed a long career leading Art Departments in local secondary schools. In the last 10 years I have returned to making my own work and teaching adult workshops in three venues; Home, Sussex Prairie Gardens and Amberley Museum. I also cherish my role with the creative textile community group 'The Steyning So and Sews’ who meet regularly to make collaborative textile works to enhance local community spaces. My mixed media and textile works are a response to what I find in my natural surroundings. Inspired by a residency at Sussex Prairie Garden I explore themes around biodiversity I forage and collect plant stuffs from my garden and local hedgerows, experiment with wet and dry media processes and then document my findings in sketchbooks and refined outcomes. Using a variety of paper, fabric, hand and machine stitch and mixed media techniques to make sketches, rubbings, mono and contact prints, dye fabric, I make paper and fabric collages and assemblages. For example, a range of silk scarves show how garden plants can yield a print onto fabric and a range of paper based collages record casual visual impressions caught in a moment, images spliced together to form a lasting memory. Inspired by relief collage works by Ben Nicholson and Kurt Schwitters, the Eco prints of India Flint, Spirit Cloths of Jude Hill and embroideries of Junko Oki, this gives clues about my interest in abstraction and ephemerality in nature

Learning aims

To know about an ancient and traditional Japanese Resist Dye technique.

Strengths to develop

Resilience is built as we become sensitive to the needs of others and empathise with their thoughts and ideas. New friends can be found on this day.

What's provided






Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

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we'll be

Newham Lodge, 17 Newham Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3LR

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £65

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

If Amanda has to cancel she will refund 100% of the course cost. If you can find a replacement person to attend or if Amanda has a person on a waiting list she will make a 100% refund.


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