Apply traditional hand embroidery stitches to Japanese resist-dyed fabrics as a form of layered decorative mark-making. The focus of this workshop will be reinterpreting
shibori patterning and linework into embroidery to create a cohesive fusion of pattern and technique. The workshop will begin by creating fabrics of simple shibori resists such as kumo (bound resist) or ori-nui (stitching and gathering) and dyed in natural indigo. Additional shibori-inspired patterning will then be applied using embroidery stitches such as chain stitch, French knots, back stitch, split stitch, coral stitch and many others.
Students will be introduced to a number of basic resist dyeing, hand embroidery stitches, and indigo dyeing by making a small series of small art-textiles.
Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Amy Putansu
Fee: $198 + materials