Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shibori Workshops

World Shibori Network artists, Barbara Schey and Joan James will be giving a 2 day workshop in shibori techniques on 12th and 13th March, 2011, at the Village Hall, Strathnairn Homestead. Both Barbara and Joan have exhibited their work in exhibitions overseas and have taught extensively throughout Australia. 
Barbara will work with DISAPPEARING SHIBORI!  on Saturday 12th March, 9.30 – 4.00
This workshop will involve discharge or colour removal on silk and cotton in new and innovative ways using techniques Barbara learned in Japan.  Degumming of silk and meltoff of lame will also be included if time permits.  Barbara has been teaching this workshop for some time now and it is very popular.  Students need to bring pure silk in a dark colour, also pure cotton in a dark colour.   Barbara gets good results from pure cotton (black) voile available from Spotlight (makes great sarongs!).  For the silk discharge, she recommends black silk georgette.  Silk organza is needed for the degum and small amount of lame for meltoff.

On Sunday 13th March, 9.30 – 4.00 Joan will cover SHIBORI and INDIGO dyeing on silk and cotton, and shibori techniques on synthetic fabrics.  Joan will cover the making and upkeep of the indigo vat and will introduce a ‘fruit indigo vat’, which Yoshiko used while teaching recently in Australia.  The use of the steamer for setting the fabrics will be discussed. 
Students need to bring pure silk and well washed cotton (it may be coloured, but not dark navy or black) and some sheer polyester fabric.  Fine wool may also be used.
Cost of workshop:  $250 for the two days.
 To book your place, please contact Joan on   A requirement list will be sent out when a deposit of $20 is received to book your place in the workshops.

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