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Shibori Stitching and Binding- drawing with Thread with Suzanne Connors
Shibori is a traditional Japanese textile art that dates back to the 8th century.
Shibori is a Japanese word used to describe the ways to create patterns on cloth by manipulating it before dyeing. Shibori comes from the verb root shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press.”. Shibori techniques include stitching, folding and clamping, wrapping, scrunching, etc. Traditionally it is worked with Indigo as the dye.
In this workshop, you’ll learn stitching methods to create amazing shibori results. Your instructor will lead you through several different stitching techniques as you plan and sew your own unique stitched pattern
This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese art of Shibori and the stitching used to create unique patterns.. The Japanese have used stitching to resist dye in shibori for many years. This technique is used to create designs of many types. it is the combination of the stitch used and the arrangement of the fabric that makes the patterns. The principal stitch used in Shibori is the running stitch or Ori-Nui. Some refer to stitched Shibori as drawing with thread. You will learn many different stitch patterns including Mokume (wood grain); Ori-Nui (running stitch); Maki-Nui (oversewn stitch); Maki-age (stitched and tied); Karamatsu (Japanese Larch/ radiating circle) & Komasu, and produce samples for future work. We will learn how to lay patterns out and then how to execute them.
You will come away with new friends, great memories and a collection of indigo-dyed fabrics in various solid shades, and patterns! (prerequisite: Intro to Shibori)
June 8-9, 2020
Jan 7-8, 2021
Aya Fiber Studio
STUART, Florida United States