Intermediate Shibori - Traditional methods
Intermediate Shibori – 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 two complete patterns which you can use for other projects.
This 3-hour class is aimed at people who already have some experience of Shibori, so it it recommended you have attended one of the Beginners classes first before you join this class.
This workshop will focus on learning two traditional Shibori patterns focussing on using a rope core:
Hinode - "Sunrise pattern" - this is a stitched and bound technique that results in a pattern resembling 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 (shown top left)
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 (shown bottom right) or one with ne maki bird binding.
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 indigo vat will be available for you to use to dye your pieces.
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.
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