Clarissa Cochran - Shibori

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What you need to bring.

  • An apron
  • scissors (small pointed) and/or 'unpicker?.

You may buy fabrics from me (cotton and silk - cost price), or bring your own. Ready made scarves available.

Please bring a contribution to a shared meal (or your own packed lunch) - soup or salad and homemade bread is provided.

Wear old clothes (and footwear) - and be prepared for any weather and soggy garden.

For those simply wanting to use the indigo vat to dye fabric for patchwork, embroidery etc, special rates apply.

For further details, dates and booking please ring me on
44 (0)1799 599371 or email clarissa@clarissacochran.com

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have queries.

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 Student Comments

"I so enjoyed a very special time spent with you yesterday. You are a wonderful teacher, I could have stayed for ever: paradise was very close. Can't wait to wear my scarf. I hope to come back very soon."
Caroline (artist, Cambridge)

"Thank you so much for the course - we had a brilliant time."

"I enjoyed the workshop hugely and found it very inspiring meeting you and spending the day in your studio."

"Just to thank you for a splendid day. Lovely to come away from somewhere with new techniques and gorgeous samples and having had such pleasant company. "

"Very enjoyable and inspiring - I came away with lots of ideas and desire to get experimenting."
Anne - Oxford

"Thank you for a wonderful day, your peaceful calm presence certainly had a positive impact. I loved the workshop, it was interesting, fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable."

"Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days in your lovely cottage and glorious garden, not to mention your help and guidance with all that fabulous indigo! I'm stll buzzing with the thought of it and have a permanent grin on my face!! - it was all wonderful, friendly and very special."
Jennie (Rugby, Warwickshire)

"The pieces we made are beautiful - to be treasured for years!"

"The indigo dyeing was fantastic"

"What a stimulating, inspiring workshop. Being around someone so passionate about her craft was amazing!"
(Group from Cambridge)

"Just to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop today! I am thrilled to bits with my beautiful scarves! I shall certainly be visiting you again! "
Caryn (Clavering, Essex)

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"Many thanks for a most enjoyable and productive learning experience today. I thought everyone produced some lovely pieces under your skilled guidance and we all gained much from the sharing of techniques and seeing how each piece came out so differently. "
Wendy (Clavering,Essex)

"We just wanted to thank you for a wonderfully memorable day in your delightful garden. Your patience, passion and kindness will stay with us. In fact we are already thinking about what to dye next!"
Lisa and Rachel

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the day. I found the indigo absolutely fascinating and really got excited about the dyeing effects - particularly the pole wrapped look. I am really pleased with my samples. It was great to see your beautiful work as well, I love your sea pictures. You have really inspired me to experiment more with the indigo!"
Sue Lyman - student preparing for a textile diploma course, Witham College.

"Thank you for a really lovely workshop - so relaxing and enjoyable - what a treat - as good as a week in the South of France anytime."  Sarah, Cambridgeshire

"I am now hooked!  What started out as mere curiosity has turned into a bit of a passion. Thank you Clarissa for always being so welcoming, friendly and patient. Your workshops are inspiring and a real treat. I intend to keep returning and spreading the news of your wonderful retreat days of away from it all creativity to my friends."
Marlene Wylie - Textile, Artist, Designer, Teacher, Ilford, Essex

"Clarissa's workshop even draged me out of Dubai!!"
 Boyeun Kim, girl from Korea.

"A wonderfully relaxed day. So good to go home with something really worthwhile that I have made."

"So satisfying to do something that doesn't really need much skill but produces such pleasing results"

"We had the most wonderful time with Clarissa. She was totally charming and is a great teacher. She hardly batted an eyelid when we returned a few weeks later, with HUGE sheets to dye." - Lisa and Rachel

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