Workshop - Shibori - Variation and Echo

by - Friday, April 25, 2014

[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Shibori  - Variation and Echo
Jane Callender

$395 includes 75 lab fee
September 24, 25, 26 - Class Limit 15
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC

Shibori is like music. Variations and echoes can be used to build a theme that has power and beauty.

In this workshop, traditional indigo shibori resists are  manipulated and combined to echo patterns and create sculptural and textural effects in the cloth itself. 

One of our approaches will be to work shibori on surfaces we have created. Traditional stitched formats will be re-defined, motifs developed, and the complete range of resist techniques explored—stitching, binding, itajime, and bo maki (pole-wound). These techniques will be used in isolation, in combination, and with selective dyeing processes.  

Participants can expect to produce innovative samples that explore the special relationship between indigo and the complimentary dyes through selective dyeing processes. They will also control the tonal variation of indigo and bring changes to established shibori stitch techniques. 

We will be working with natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, linen, and polyester. Some sewing prep work will be needed before the class begins. Shibori experience is advantageous. 

Jane Callender joins us from the UK. 

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