SHIBORI DYING w TAWNY THREADS
9:00am - 12:00pm
$125 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 two beautiful silk scarves 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), and is prewashed. Please avoid bringing large items (such as tablecloths or bedspreads) as the vat is being shared amongst the group.
Vat dyeing can be messy so make sure to wear something that you won’t mind being splashed with varying shades of blue!
Tawny Threads is a Brisbane-based textile studio run by artists Claudia Husband and Chris Hagen. Our main focus is the design and production of textiles in the form of printed, dyed and woven fibres. Every print design is unique and exclusive to the Tawny Threads brand.
These designs are transferred to the final textile surface through either professional digital printing or traditional hand-dyed methods, and either sewn into garments or homewares, or made into wallpaper. In our dyeing processes, we endeavour to maintain traditional methods of fabric dyeing, using only natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk, linen, bamboo, hemp and rayon) and natural dye sources such as indigo and vegetable/plant dyes.