WIRED OPEN LABS 2018: Shibori Dyeing for Beginners
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY WITH SHIBORI DYEING
Karen offers workshops to inspire people to make their own shibori. It is fun to learn and something you can use at home to revamp your own furnishings and clothing. Shibori workshops are a great social event where you will enjoy the process of the handmade, expand your textile knowledge and have fun contributing to carrying on the craft into the future
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
A shibori indigo workshop is suitable for beginners and others who have previously had some experience with fabric dyeing.
what You'll Get
2 meters of fabric prepared for dyeing for you to practice on, and a silk scarf to take home as your final project, as well as any additional items you've brought from home (see below).
What To Bring?
Anything you want to dye. All materials provided, but we encourage you to bring any additional things from home you'd like to upcycle.
Remember to wear comfortable, non precious clothes and a smock or apron.
DATE & TIME
Saturday 27 October, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Trader & Co.
92 Meehan Street
$160 per ticket (GST inc)
14 places available
Anna Schoo | The Wired Lab | email@example.com
Karen Davis is one of the directors of Shibori textiles a boutique textile agency renowned for pushing the boundaries of this ancient Japanese craft with modern applications and a relaxed Australia feel. By exploring and modernising old techniques on modern fabrics the design team injects a strong design element into their work making an old craft new again. Shibori fabrics, wallpapers and leathers have been used by Australia’s top designers and architects with their designs seen in venues all over the world. Pepa and Karen authored two books Shibori Recreated: shibori in the 21st century which documents the reinvention and recreation of the ancient Japanese art of shibori and Tie Dip Dye a beginner dyeing book targeted at a new generation of dyers who value subtle and modern designs. Tie Dip Dye has been published in over 6 langues With the flexibility of their trade, the pair has collaborated on some unique projects including; a full scale dip dyed hot air balloon, fabric inlayed surf boards made by McTavish and Sibella Court as well as a home wares range with Lee Mathews. Shibori continues to grow with more and more exciting innovation and design application through collaborations all over the world.
This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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