Saturday, 07. September 2019, Glasgow, Indigo Blue creative week end retreat

from 07. September 2019 - 10:00
till 08. September 2019 - 16:00
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Creative Blue Retreat : 7, 8 September , 10.30am-4.30pm

Join Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw and Edinburgh based Book Binder Cassandra Barron for a hands-on weekend exploring the creative potential of Indigo dye and bookbinding.

Our base for the two days will be the fabulous Woodlands workspace a creative Unit in a community garden in the West end of Glasgow. - easily accessible by car and public transport.

Over the weekend we'll be taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape and community gardens, working with local flora and Natural Indigo Dye. We will learn to set up a Natural Indigo vat (and maintain it) We will experiment with dyeing cloth (Silk, Wool, Cotton and Linen) and create Shibori Pattern using unique fold and clamp patterns.  We will also experiment with geli plate printing, ink stamping and calligraphy using handmade calligraphy pens/brushes. We will turn Indigo into ink. We will transform our creations into unique and stylish into bound books and journals. 

On Day one we will explore the mystery of the Indigo vat, learn to set it up and experiment with Shibori patterns. We will also experiment with a range of mark-making techniques under the guidance of Elisabeth, the output of which will be a body of hand-printed work onto paper, fabric and clay. On day 2 Cass will introduce a range of decorative and functional bookbinding techniques, and assist you in binding some of your creations into a journals and artists books, including a blue Shibori sample book and creative journal.

This weekend retreat builds on our popular day-long collaborative workshops but has been designed to allow more time and space to introduce and experiment with a range of eco-printing techniques, binding methods and materials.

From this workshop weekend you can expect -
Beautiful surroundings
Passionate and friendly tutors

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Serious skills gained, Indigo vat knowledge, Shibori technique, Bookbinding technique
The chance to experiement and get creative without judgement (we believe in creativity for everyone)
Access to a range of specialist tools and materials
Chance to get hands-on with a number of different processes
At least two finished handbound books to take away
A good number of samples on different cloths
An Indigo and bookbinding starter kits so you can continue your creative play at home
A wealth of information on where to source materials and where to go for further inspiration
Good coffee and sweet treats!
Sunshine (ok, we can't promise this but fingers crossed)

We will provide drinks and sweet treats on both days to fuel your creativity but ask that you bring your own packed lunch on both days.

The venue is fully accessible but if you have access requirements, please get in touch so that we can be sure to accommodate.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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