Join Raw Materials: Textiles resident artist Sarah Desmarais for a paste resist and indigo dyeing workshop.

This is a chance to learn and explore a fabric-printing method used over hundreds of years across the world, printing patterns on silk, cotton and linen. Participants will hand-cut paper stencils and use a flour-paste resist to print designs onto fabric, which will then be dyed. When the resist is dry, we’ll dye them with natural indigo and wash the resist out to leave a pattern. All materials provided and samples can be taken home!


  • Adults: £10
  • Concessions: £3 (available to Bow Arts artists, students, under 18s and over 65s)

*Only suitable for children over 16.

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Event details

Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, E3 2SJ

Time: 12 – 4pm

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