SHIBORI DYING w CLAUDIA HUSBAND
9:00am - 12:00pm
$100 per student for 3 hour workshop (coffee and morning tea included)
Shibori describes a traditional tie-dyeing technique used in Japan which dates back to the 8th century. Shibori involves a range of folding, stitching, binding, twisting and compressing of cloth to result in varying resist patterns.
Indigo has traditionally been used for shibori, and is extracted from the indigofera plant. The leaves have been used around the world for centuries in order to dye fibres a range of rich, deep blues.
In this workshop, we’ll show you how to prepare and store an indigo vat, and teach you some basic shibori techniques so that you can make a beautiful cotton scarf to take home with you!
Have something at home you’d like to dye indigo? Bring it along with you! Just make sure it is made from a natural fibre (cotton, linen, silk etc). Vat dyeing can be messy so make sure to wear something that you won’t mind being splashed with varying shades of blue!
Workshops are non-refundable, but you may transfer your place to a friend if you need.
Claudia is a practicing visual artist and textile designer trained in printmaking in both Australia and the United States, currently residing in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with the Queensland College of Art in 2012, and attended the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, USA to complete a summer workshop in aluminium plate lithography.
Working initially as an edition printer and workshop presenter in lithographic and intaglio printmaking, she expanded her practice into the world of textile design in early 2014, and have since worked as a textile artist both independently, and collaboratively with local fashion designers. She has designed the textiles for three consecutive collections with award-winning Australian fashion label Tengdahl, and have seen her designs launched on the runway at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in both 2014 and 2015. Focusing primarily in print design, Claudia also practiced in dyed, woven and spun fibres; and is the primary owner and creator behind Tawny Threads.