Registration begins June 15th.
Thursday October 17
$120 Registration fee
$35 Kit fee
Skill Level: Beginner
Location: Masonic Hall - 20 Lawrence St.
In this introductory course, you will learn to use plant indigo on silk to create your own custom dyed silk scarf.
You will also learn Japanese shibori techniques to create patterns on the cloth. Shibori is the practice of using clamps and woodblocks or stitched patterns to create one of a kind motif.
The instructor will have an indigo vat prepared, along with samples of varying shades of blue that can be obtained from natural plant indigo. The instructor will provide examples of common shibori patterns for reference. The instructor will consult with students on how to execute their desired colours and designs with the materials provided.
Student Materials: - Pencil and Notepad
- Rubber gloves
- Wear old or casual clothing (There is a chance dye could get on your clothes)
Instructor Bio: Josephine is a textile artist specializing in plant colours and botanical dyes. She is a current artist in residence with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design and Technology from Kwantlen University.
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