Events, Exhibitions & Presentations

Current Exhibition

Aizome – The Craft of Japanese Indigo-dyeing

Jane is a contributing artist to this exhibition at the:

Embassy of Japan, 101 – 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Entrance to this exhibition is free and is on till 28 July 2023.


‘Pattern: the right moves’

Based on her book ‘2000 Pattern Combinations – a guide to creating pattern’, this talk journeys through the twists and turns of pattern making. It includes pattern from the past and fun and surprise animation. It includes some patterning with shibori.

‘Bolts from the Blue’

Here we look at images of various shibori textiles, and the techniques used to create specific motifs and patterns. Techniques are explained through the use of my own textile samples. Images of indigo dyeing and vats are shown but the focus is on shibori.

‘Dyeing to Create’

This presentation also includes shibori but there is much more on indigo including its biology and history, how it all happens and works with information on how to make a vat and why certain ingredients are required. Other dyes are included also. Again examples of my work are shown.

All presentations are with PowerPoint. A laptop, projector and screen can be provided if necessary in the UK. Please contact Jane should you wish to book a date. A limited number of textiles and Callishibori products are brought to every presentation.

PAST PRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED Iwatate Folk Textile Museum, Japan; Goldberger Textile Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Art of the Stitch V&A Museum, London; Kuwait Textile Arts Association, Sadu House, Kuwait City, Sainsbury Centre, Warner Textile Museum, Selvedge Magazine, Festival of Quilts, Maiwa Symposium, Embroiderers Guild Groups, Quilt Guild Groups, Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild groups, World Textile Day Events, Sino Exhibition Hall Cultural Exchange Centre, Beijing; International Trade Mall, NICE Gallery, Beijing, China; Textile Forum, Mission Hills Resort, Shenzhen, China

EXHIBITIONS HAVE INCLUDED ‘Resisting the Blues’ Barometer Gallery, Sydney, Australia; ‘River and Valley’, Craftco, Southwold, Norfolk; ‘Bolts from the Blue’ Loch Lomond, Scotland; ‘Art meets Architecture’ Norwich, Norfolk; ‘Kimono-O’ The Beetroot Tree, Derbyshire; ‘East meets East’ The Forum, Norwich; ‘Indigo – A blue to dye for’ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Plymouth, Brighton; World Shibori Network Festival of Quilts NEC, Birmingham; ‘Art of the Stitch’ V&A Museum; Award winners ‘Craft Connections’ Norfolk touring; International Shibori Symposium, Harrogate & Paris; The Bank Gallery, Surrey; ‘Indigo’ Livingstone Studio, Hampstead, London; London Arts Board Awards Winner Exhibition ‘Craftspace’ The Barbican, London; Award Winner ‘Art of the Stitch’ Embroiderers’ Guild Open International, The Barbican; Own show, Horniman Museum, London; Sunday Telegraph Best of British Crafts, Somerset House, London.