Shibori is the art of tying, wrapping and clamping fabric to make resist patterns. In this two-session class, you will learn a variety of Shibori processes and surface treatments to create beautiful wearable or home decor pieces.
In the first session you will learn basic techniques such as folding and clamping, pole winding and wrapping, or tying and capping. Once the resist is applied, your choices for adding colors with rich Procion dyes is limited only by your imagination!
In the second session you will add depth to your piece through stamping and stenciling, discharging or simply refolding and overdyeing. This is where the beauty of Shibori comes alive! You will be receive two pre-treated scarves or silk fabric panels to work with in class plus test panels for experimentation.
Instructor Claudia Lewis holds a Master’s Degree in Art from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been a fine artist, a
teacher, and a graphic designer all of her adult life. Her work includes surface design, such as Shibori and Silk Painting, as well as Pottery. Claudia loves to travel and take photos with her husband, Mike and go for long walks with her Australian Cattle Dog, Jenny.
Please bring an apron or paint shirt to protect your clothing. All other materials and supplies will be provided. For participants 12 and older, minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 7.
2 Saturdays, April 1st & 8th, 1-4pm