FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - INDIGO (3 EVENINGS) 18 JULY - 20 JULY
FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - INDIGO (3 EVENINGS) 18 JULY - 20 JULY FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - INDIGO (3 EVENINGS) 18 JULY - 20 JULY FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - INDIGO (3 EVENINGS) 18 JULY - 20 JULY

FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - INDIGO (3 EVENINGS) 18 JULY - 20 JULY

Location: cSpace King Edward, #205 1721 29 Ave SW
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Day:  Tuesday - Thursday Evening
Session/Year: Summer, 2017
Participants: Maximum class size 10
Instructor: Jolie Bird

Join fibre artist Jolie Bird at the studio Tuesday through Thursday for a focus on Indigo.  You will learn to prepare a natural indigo vat and gain a better understanding of the process of working with this dye.  Continue your exploration in indigo dyeing through Shibori, a Japanese resist dyeing technique. Then slow down to reflect and stitch while you consider other textile traditions through needlework.

You will take home new skills and a greater understanding of indigo dyeing, shibori resist dyeing and slow stitching along with beginning your own Surface Design and Textile Discovery Journal.  Continue on and combine what you’ve learnt over three evenings while you work on a one-of-a-kind table centrepiece.

AT A GLANCE
18 July – Focus on the Natural Indigo Vat
19 July – Focus on Shibori
20 July – Focus on Slow Stitching
                                         
EVENING 1
Date: 18 July
Focus on the Natural Indigo Vat
Explore the endless shades of blue through two organic vats prepared in class. We’ll prepare stock solutions and work form recipies for both an organic fruit and iron vat. You will gain a greater understanding of the history of indigo and the confidence to further your exploration in natural dyeing at home.

EVENING 2
Date: 19 July
Focus on Shibori
In this workshop you will be introduced to creating surface pattern design on textiles through the complexities of indigo dyeing. Explore Shibori, a Japanese resist dyeing technique that creates various patterning through stitching, clamping and tying while you dye multiple samples for your own Surface Design and Textile Discovery Journal.  Continue your investigation of the endless shades of blue from this natural dye by transforming the surface of your one-of-a-kind table centerpiece using what you’ve learnt.

EVENING 3
Date: 20 July
Slow Stitching
Incorporating samples from our previous two workshops we’ll explore the art of slow stitching and adding texture to the fabrics surface.  You will be introduced to embroidery and needlework through various techniques such as Sashiko, a rural Japanease home craft. Explore the stitched surface through traditional patterns and materials while you consider how to incorporate them into your work.  Using techniques learnt in this workshop, you will continue to work on your feature table runner as well as Surface Design and Textile Discovery Journal.

 



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