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Intermediate Shibori - traditional techniques
Thu 23 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
Intermediate Shibori – the Japanese art of stitched and bound resist - learn three traditional patterns of stitched and bound resist and dye your creations in indigo to achieve a range of beautiful blues. This class will focus on using a rope core to expand the binding and stitching techniques you have learned and will give you at least three complete patterns which you can use for other projects.
This course is aimed at people who already have some experience of Shibori. so it it recommended that you have attended one of the Beginners classes first before you join this class..
What you will learn:
This workshop will focus on learning three traditional Shibori patterns.
Yanagi - "Willow pattern" - this is a Shibori binding technique that results in a pattern that looks like willow. You will learn pleating and binding around a core and can either make a traditional pattern with kumo spiderwebs or one with hitta bird binding.
Hinode - "Sunrise pattern" - this is a stitched and bound technique that results in a pattern that looks like a series of sunrises. You will learn how to bind your piece around a core to produce either a pattern with a reserved ground (all white apart from the suns) or one with the traditional binding marks.
Hanawa Shibori - Komasu - "Squares" - this is a stitched and folded form of makiage that gives repeating motifs.
The tutor will bring sample pieces for you to see and other examples of what can be made with your finished Shibori pieces.
The tutor will also teach you how to unpick your finished work and reveal your designs.
A pre-prepared Mayan indigo will be available for you to use to dye your pieces and you are welcome to bring along pre-prepared pieces to dye.
Fabric will be provided that you can then use for other projects such as making cushion covers, lampshades or for cutting up to make patchwork pieces.
Please note that one of the pieces you make will be a cotton handkerchief.
NOTE: If you bring your own fabric it must be natural fibres, cotton or linen is ideal, and have been washed and dried in advance of the workshop to remove any size.