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Arashi Shibori Dyed Silk Scarves w/ Kathleen Waln

When:
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM
Where:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA  90503
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Virginia Postrel
Category:
WeFF Workshop
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only



Shibori roughly translates “to wring, squeeze or press”—an aesthetic tie-dye. When you work with the techniques of shibori, you will create a beautiful, dye-resist fabric. Using Kathleen’s many samples of traditional shibori for inspiration, students will create their own twisted Arashi shibori scarves. Once the samples are prepped and twisted, we will dye our scarves, heat set, rinse and dry our scarves. You will take home a unique, colorful scarf to wear.

INCLUDED IN THE $60 WORKSHOP FEE: Silk chiffon scarves, dyes, printed directions, and use of all necessary equipment, including plastic aprons and dye gloves.
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ABOUT THE TEACHER: Kathleen Huntington Waln has been working with fiber & fabric for over forty years, first as a theatre educator/costume designer and more recently as a fabric designer. She has been dyeing, spinning, and weaving for over twenty years. Her passions include shibori, ikat, and researching the history of the fabric arts. She enjoys making connections between her field and larger cultural patterns, an interest that dates back to her years as a university professor and costume historian. Although retired from the university, she now teaches at the Charter Oak Weaving and Spinning class in Covina, which is famous for its 100 looms in two large rooms! She also harvests her own wild, organic cotton trees and loves to dye and spin their yield. Kathleen holds a MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin where her love of weaving began.

$60 FEE INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS AND FREE WEFF ADMISSION. Free parking.
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Maximum number of students: 12

NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 12, 2021.