Participants will experience the joy of Nui Shibori (Stitched Shibori). Stitching on either handwoven or purchased fabric, the student will learn as many shibori techniques as can be stitched and dyed in two days! This class is meant to be a beginner’s class, where we create samplers of several shibori techniques. Finished artwork will be shown as examples of items one can create with shibori work.
The first day we will stitch our samplers, which students can complete at home. A week later, on the workshop’s second day, they will be dyed using fiber reactive dyes. Students will then remove the stitching, dry the samplers, and enjoy each other’s creative work.
MATERIALS FEE OF $30, PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR INCLUDES:
Sampler fabrics — cotton
Dyes & dye equipment
Handout with various directions for Nui Shibori and resources
MATERIALS TO BE SUPPLIED BY STUDENTS:
Handwoven cotton fabric (optional — 10/2 Perle Cotton, sett at 24 epi makes a great fabric for Shibori)
Fabric Scissors and Snips (labeled)
WORKSHOP FEE: $95 for members, $135 for nonmembers. Register by clicking button in the top right-hand corner of this page. Fee covers both days of the workshop.
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 it’s 100 looms in one large room! 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.