Kate practices Shibori stitching and indigo dyeing techniques and has made numerous trips to Japan to master these skills. At home she has an indigo dye vat set up permanently.
This one day workshop will concentrate on the indigo dyeing process and ways to resist cloth to create a fantastic array of patterns. You will learn Mokume, Itajime and Arashi Shibori, as well as alternative ways to create resist patterns.
Participants will receive a small “homework” box with cloth, fabric, marking pen, needle and quality Shibori thread. It will also come with simple stitching instructions and design suggestions (Mokume Shibori) to be stitched before the workshop. That way you will be able to complete a larger stitched piece ready for pulling-in and dyeing on the day. This leaves more time during the workshop for other resist techniques, so more can be achieved!
Homework boxes will be made available when workshop places have been filled.
Participants can arrange to stitch together.
Tell us if you are interested in stitching with others, we may be able to arrange a place/time.
It is up to you how much of the fabric provided, you stitch. We anticipate you may need to set aside about 15-20hrs of simple stitching (for the max size piece) in preparation for the workshop.
Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea provided.
DATES: Sunday 22 September 2019
TIME: 9.30 -12.30 and 1.00 - 4.00
- finished stitched cloth and “homework” box
- apron and rubber gloves, clothes and shoes that can cope with dye spills
- G clamps if you have
- Pieces of cotton/linen cloth (light to medium weight). All fabrics needs to be scoured of all sizing etc. BEFORE the class to remove impurities, so dyeing will be more successful. It is a simple process, instructions will follow.
- small skein of yarn (cotton/linen/silk suitable for knitting weaving) to dye at the end of the workshop if time permits. This yarn should also be scoured beforehand
- whatever you might like to try as a resist (marbles, coins, small balls/shapes, etc)
- reading glasses if needed
- Unfortunately the dye vat won’t be able to cope with items of clothing and further large pieces of cloth, as the dye will exhaust too quickly
MATERIALS: $40 Includes indigo vat, silk scarf, and homework box materials consisting of quality cotton/linen fabric, special marking pen, needle and quality Shibori thread.
COST: $100 (CSW members) /$120 (non members)