Shibori Workshop, Sept 2014

The last workshop of the summer brought folks out in full force. Yet another sunny day in Berkeley, we were 17 people with tons of ideas and inspiration. Shibori’s harder work than you bargain for sometimes, so we had a BBQ afterwards.

Shibori Gang!
Shibori Gang!
We used 100% organic indigo. Check out the copper flakes on blue in the vat.
We used 100% organic indigo. Check out the copper flakes on blue in the vat.

Organic indigo is so beautiful when you form the vat. It takes a bit of patience to wait for the vat to be ready. But you can use that time to tie, clamp and resist your projects.

Mara had a pair of pants in mind that she wanted to recreate. We all tried to help deconstruct the pattern.
Mara was obsessed with a pair of pants she had that she wanted to recreate. We all tried to help deconstruct the pattern.
Mara's Obsession: Blocked pants!
And the reveal!

Everyone else created some really cool patterns as well.

Sloan and Kumi Shibori
Sloan and Kumi Shibori

 

Surrounded by indigo, not a bad thing.
Surrounded by indigo, not a bad thing.
An amazing precise pattern by Kat.
An amazing precise pattern by Kat.

Stay tuned for more workshops in the future. Email me at jenny(at)reluxia(dot)com for info. Shibori on.

Comments

  1. Sarah says

    Jenny,

    I loved the class that I took with you at Handcraft Studio. I have a bunch of RTD fabric leftover and I am eager to use it. Would you be willing to host an indigo dye lesson? I can’t do it at home since I live in apartment and I could use some practice. I thought I could set up the resists on my own and then get help dyeing the fabric. I’m happy to pay for supplies and your time. Also, I’ve got the contact info of another student from our class who might be interested in joining us, or we could try to organize something through Marie. I’d love to do it in December, but January would work, too.

    Best,
    Sarah