How Can You Resist?
Jane Callendar, Instructor
Dates: September 9th – 13th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $0
LEVEL: All levels of ability. However an enjoyment of hand stitching is essential.
Engage in the multifaceted art form that is ‘shibori’ and create resists with three different types of indigo vat in different strengths. This variation ensures an authentic indigo dyeing experience by providing a greater tonal range which extends technique and pattern possibilities.
The use of natural dyes such as Brazilwood, pomegranate and the mineral dye iron rust impart a richness of colour with impressive depth of shade when layered with indigo. A small selection of fiber reactive dyes for selective and controlled application will add a twinkle.
With simple geometry explore the innovative variables possible with stitch through the working of samples. Additional techniques include itajime, cylinder wrapping, binding and reserving and the preparatory technique of de-gumming silk. Learn how to engineer them in isolation and in combination with stitch to produce unique samples and pieces on natural fiber fabrics.
Initially the course is structured – a chance to learn and refine techniques. This is followed by a time of personal study and the development of ideas for both pattern and design brings the course to a close.
Jane has been teaching and lecturing for over 30 years. As early as 1978 she was selected to exhibit in the ‘Best of British Craft’ exhibition at Somerset House, London.
Over the last ten years her teaching has become international including three Australian tours. She will be visiting Vancouver to teach at the acclaimed Maiwa Symposium for the fourth time in 2018, the year which saw her first tour in America. She was invited to teach at the Shibori Symposium in Aramatsu, Nagoya, Japan in the summer of 2018. She also instructs in the UK and runs master classes at her small studio and garden. She shares her knowledge through educational packs and offers guidance through her website www.callishibori.co.uk
Her second book STITCHED SHIBORI, technique, innovation, pattern, design was published in January 2017 by Search Press to great acclaim and went into its third pub