Shibori is the Japanese word for resist dyeing of fabric. Working with a variety of techniques, you will create exciting textured and patterned fabrics, using stitch, tying, clamping, pleating and wrapping methods, before dyeing with traditional blue dyes (indigo or woad), or Procion dyes to achieve other colours or over-dye effects. Each piece of fabric (or paper) will be unique, with time to explore your own ideas for your own textile-based art work.
Rob Jones is a textile artist, who takes his inspiration from Japanese Textiles traditions including Shibori, Katagami stencilling and Sashiko embroidery and Boro. He began his study in 2011 at West Dean on short courses and then undertook an intensive course with Bryan Whitehead in Japan in the autumn of 2014. Rob has been a full time textiles designer and teacher since September 2015.