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In this workshop students will learn the basic shibori techniques of Arashi, Itajime, stitching and folding/binding and apply them to silk fabrics. We will then explore how these effects can be used to produce stunning three-dimensional/sculptural effects.
Students will produce an array of sculptural accessories such as neck pieces, collars, cuffs and scarves. We will then spend time fashioning simple and stunning wearables suitable for a wide variety of figure types.
A material fee of $50 will cover the use of acid dyes, discharge chemicals, three silk scarves and one metre of silk organza, use of the tutor’s shibori equipment, stitching thread and needles. This is payable to the tutor at the commencement of the course.
This course is suitable for the beginner as well as the more accomplished.
Please note that for this course we will be using silk fabrics only. I will have some silk fabric and scarves for sale. If you wish to purchase your own silk scarves and fabrics I recommend the website below. All the silks are of good quality, prepared for dyeing and also reasonably priced. If you wish to make a garment I suggest that you purchase three metres of silk from Silksational. Chiffon, Habotai, Pajent or Twill would all be suitable fabrics. The website is www. silksational.com.au. Please check the website for a full materials list.
Cathy is a Brisbane-based Shibori artist. She uses Shibori techniques as a starting point for her work and is endlessly amazed at the infinite amount of design possibilities that Shibori provides for the textile artist.
Cathy produces one-off designer Shibori clothing, scarves and accessories and does commission work. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and also exhibited in Paris and Hong Kong at The World Shibori Symposium. Cathy has taught Shibori workshops for TAFTA, Expertise Events, Spinners and Weavers and ATASDA.
She has a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate in Fabric Printing and Design. Examples of her work can be seen at her website www.camoon.com.au