Dovecot Studios are offering £20 off selected workshops in 2022 to help you get in touch with your artistic side.
Want to make a creative start to the New Year?
As far as new year's resolutions go, deciding to develop your artistic flair is one that can be rewarding and enjoyable. Cultivating a pre-existing skill or taking on something new and interesting can be a great way to boost confidence and get your creativity flowing.
For that reason we are offering £20 off selected designer-led workshops early in 2022. Spaces on our workshops are limited, so best to book your space in advance. Here's a quick breakdown of the workshops on offer:
Natural Dye Habotai Workshop
This is textile dyeing for the ecologically minded. Designer Jess Hawley of RóŻa will show you how to create natural dyes using turmeric, onion skins, cabage and more. You'll create your own Habotai silk scarf to dye and take home with you. Learn more.
Tapestry Weaving Experience Day
Who wouldn't want to learn to weave in one of the world’s leading tapestry studios? This is aimed at absolute beginners, so perfect for those looking to develop a new skill or try something they've always wanted to. You'll be introduced to the traditional materials of weaving, as well as learning the basic skills involved in creating a tapestry. Let professional weaver Fiona Hutchison guide you with her expertise, experiment, have fun and enjoy your finsished work with a glass of fizz. Learn more.
Introduction to Traditional Indonesian Batik Making
Batik is part art, part craft. An incredibly creative way to decorate cloth, Batik is an ancient tradition in Java, indonesia and the name stems from a javanese word meaning 'to dot'. Designer Eliza Kesuma will teach you how to use a wax-resist on cloth, together with dye to create intricate patterns and design on a cotton tote bag. This is a fun and creative skill to learn, so suited to someone looking to complement existing textile skills. Course runs over two days. Learn more.
Katazome Printed Textile Workshop
Previous workshops have been a huge hit with our visitors, so this is one to book early. Katazome is a Japanese resist-dyeing method that has been used to create patterned textiles over hundreds of years. Designer Ellen Martin will take you through the technique, show you examples and then guide you to produce your own katazome textile. Learn more.
How to get your special offer
Get yourself booked on one of these workshops and take advantage of the £20 discount now. Use code DAYSOUT20 at the checkout when booking one of the above and look forward to expressing yourself in the new year.
Looking for more Dovecot Studios workshops? We've more coming in 2022 over on our events page.