Jude Kingshott: Stitched Shibori 2017


Jude Kingshott: Stitched Shibori 2017


This is a course of layered shibori. Jude starts with tray dyeing to obtain bright, textured colours. The next layer will be achieved using stitch resist, and indigo dye.  Potassium Permanganate will be explored as a first or second layer.


Dates August 29th-31st 2017

Venue The C2C Studio, 

Course Fee £320  Materials fee £25

Deposit £180 payable on booking



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Another process Jude uses is Breakdown Screen Printing. She has controlled this often chaotic process by using freezer paper as a resist on the screen and also on the background fabric.





Committed to Cloth tutors and students know Jude as "She who must be obeyed!" She is Leslie's Studio Manager, sanity-checker and friend! 

Jude has always thought that the indigo process comes with a great deal of magic! The history and tradition of Indigo goes hand in hand with her Buddhist tradition.

She became intrigued by the thought of taking this ancient process and using it in a fresh and different way.

She found by adding a layer of stitch resist and subsequent Indigo dyeing she controls and enhances the energy and chaos of the bright and even garish fabrics she had. 

The tray dyeing is a great technique for this bright and energetic background fabric  



Harmonious Tray Dyeing using related colours, and contrasting patterns and the results




  1. Tray dyeing.
  2. Look at samples, talk about stitching technique, simple templates etc
  3. Begin stitching own fabrics
  4. Demo for making an indigo vat
  5. Indigo dipping
  6. Rinsing tray dyeing
  7. Stitching to continue all through the day
  8. Opening first dipped samples


  1. More stitching using tray dyeing pieces.
  2. Indigo dyeing.
  3. Look at different resists for indigo.
  4. Trying some different resists.
  5. Dipping and opening.


  1. Free choice.
  2. Work on bigger pieces?
  3. A specific idea.



About 3 metres in total from these choices which need to be scoured!

  • white cotton
  • linen
  • silk cotton mix
  • silk
  • cotton organdie for tray dyeing 
  • brightly dyed natural fabric (no synthetics), either your own dyed fabric or commercially dyed.


  • Rubber gloves 2 pair
  • Cloth Apron
  • Large plastic bags (for transporting wet fabrics)
  • Large eyed, sharp pointed, darning needles
  • Note book and pen
  • Camera

Please note :

It is important to wear sturdy, flat, rubber-soled sensible shoes with good support. (you’ll be standing a great deal and the floor is concrete).


  • Thread available from eBay
  • String
  • Felt tip pens
  • Weights
  • Small safety pins
  • Tyvek


Please arrive no later than 9.15am on the Tuesday for a 9.30am start.  Teaching hours will run from 9.30am to 5.  The studio opening hours will be from 8.30am to 5.30pm. If you arrive early bear in mind that the Class does not begin until 9:30.  

On Thursday, the studio will close at prompt at 4:30.

Studio Information

Lunches, tea/coffee and nibbles and fruit will be provided.

See the Accommodation list, which comes with student feedback, if you need to stay locally.

Contact and Directions : www.committedtocloth.uk/say-hello

 Leslie Morgan lm@committedtocloth.com

or Jude Kingshott  jude.kingshott@btinternet.com