Fancy trying a traditional art form in one of Bristol's most beloved breweries? Whether you come alone or bring your mates, this workshop will make for a truly unique experience!
Join your host Rhyannan, from Oxidate Design, at Wiper and True's taproom for a special Itajime Shibori workshop. The Japanese tradition of Shibori, otherwise known as 'tie and dye' in the West, has developed into a unique art form with many specialist areas.
This workshop focuses on a specific method called 'itajime' which means folded/clamped in Japanese. This Japanese resist dyeing technique involves folding your fabric into a grid of repeating geometric shapes, before clamping and dyeing the fabric to produce stunning kaleidoscopic patterns with a psychedelic edge. They're showstoppers for sure...
Exploring colours and playing with shapes, these mysterious bundles open out into spectacular patterns which look even more beautiful when you hold them up to the light. Brush up on this practice's rich history and culture, as you absorb your host's wealth of knowledge before you try making your own.
Food and drink
This is a condensed version of Oxidate Design's usual two-hour long workshop, and you will make one finished Shibori to take home with you. Discover Rhyannan's full programme of workshops here.
Age restrictions: 18+
|Group Ticket (Ticket for 2 participants)||£44|
Got this for my parents after doing a session myself, and we all loved it! Very happy with the pi...
Workshop was really engaging and fun. The results were amazing for an hours work! The host was fr...
A nice introduction to the artform. Rhyannan was knowledgeable and friendly and took the time to ...
Got this for my parents after doing a session myself, and we all loved it! Very happy with the pieces I made
Workshop was really engaging and fun. The results were amazing for an hours work! The host was friendly, clear at giving instructions and provided fascinating information and context about the process which I found really interesting. The materials were great quality and it generally seemed really well organised. Also enjoyed doing it in the taproom space as felt good to be able to have an informal and social atmosphere as well as being able to have a drink at the same time. Great experience!
A nice introduction to the artform. Rhyannan was knowledgeable and friendly and took the time to explain clearly what we were doing. Would definitely recommend.
Operating under the moniker ‘Oxidate Design’ Rhyannan produces fine art textiles and leads workshops. She believes textiles are essential to the survival of humankind - they tell us who we are and where we're from.
Rhyannan's work is an inventive reimagining of a 140-year-old Japanese textile dyeing method called ‘Arashi Shibori’. Seeing the potential for this craft to become an expressive art form, Rhyannan has been practicing arashi since 2014. She's always experimenting with different materials, media and methods.
Rhyannan brings a fresh angle to this craft by adding a dash of Bristol: the art, the politics, the music. Her artwork 'Eraser' was displayed at Japan's Toyama Museum of Art and Design, as part of the prestigious KOGEI award - celebrating innovation in artisan crafts.
Since then, Rhyannan has been awarded a grant from the Daiwa Foundation for travel and research in Japan in 2022.
Ask your question directly to Oxidate Design.