Shibori roughly translates “to wring, squeeze or press”—an aesthetic tie-dye. Participants will create colorful silk scarves using simple shibori techniques and silk dyes. Everyone will select their favorite colors, apply the easy shibori folds and add the dyes. Next, we will heat-set the the dyes, and dry the scarves in the breeze. Several dye application methods will be demonstrated and students will have options from which to choose to dye their scarf.
INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP: Silk scarves, dyes, printed directions, and all necessary equipment, including plastic aprons and dye gloves.
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.
$65 FEE INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS AND FREE WEFF ADMISSION.
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Maximum number of students: 12
NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 15, 2022.