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.

Shibori Workshop, July 2014

Our July workshop was so much fun. Folks brought everything from hats to sheets to fabric to shoes. I’m doing another one on September 27th. If you’re interested, please email me at jenny(at)reluxia(dot)com.

Shibori Group Shot
Great group shot of almost everyone.
Thinking
Shibori takes a lot of planning and visualizing. Sometimes you have to sit and think for a bit….
Talking Shibori
…other times it’s easier to talk it through.
Resist Shibori
Once the ideas start flowing, there’s no stopping!
Part of the fun is dipping your pieces to get a dark color. Hanging it up and watching it oxidize is cool.
Part of the fun is dipping your pieces to get a dark color. Hanging it up and watching it oxidize is part of the wait.
But the most rewarding is seeing the final reveal of your design.
But the most rewarding is seeing the final reveal of your design.
LeaSheet
No idea is too big or small.
The grand finale! Check out all the designs everyone came up with. So many beautiful shades of indigo
The grand finale! Check out all the designs everyone came up with. So many beautiful shades of indigo

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos. I’ve held a couple more workshops this summer and will post those photos soon.

Shibori on!

 

Jenny