2 DAY Arashi Shibori
2 DAY Arashi Shibori
June 29-30, 2017
There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used.
Arashi shibori is also known as pole-wrapping shibori. The cloth is wrapped on a diagonal around a pole. Then the cloth is very tightly bound by wrapping thread up and down the pole. Next, the cloth is scrunched on the pole. The result is a pleated cloth with a design on a diagonal. "Arashi" is the Japanese word for storm. The patterns are always on a diagonal in arashi shibori which suggest the driving rain of a heavy storm.Indeed, many of the diagonal patterns suggest rain driven by a strong wind.
This workshop will explore methods of pole wrapping, “Arashi”. We will use a variety of premixed reactive dye as well as the indigo dye vat .You will also be given a silk scarf to dye any way you want. More fabric and scarves will be available to purchase. By the end of the workshop you will have learned several different pole wrapping patterns
• At least 3 PVC pipes about 24 inches long, 2 Inches in diameter and larger ( the instructor does have several 2.5" poles and a few larger but if you plan to dye several pieces you may want to bring your own.)
• Several types of large denier string or cord such as crochet cotton, cotton weaving warp, and kitchen string…the more different kinds the better. Five yards of each kind.
• Playtex-type household Rubber gloves that comes at least 4-5 inches beyond your wrists.
• Respirator – with acid/chlorine filter – if you have one. I will have one for use in class.
• 10 trash trash or ziploc bags white or clear only. These are to take home any wet fabric.
• Bring 2-3 yards of prepared for dying (PDF) fabric. It is essential you prewash the fabric even though it is PDF. Use the hottest water possible and longest cycle. Wash with Synthrapol or any liquid detergent that does not contain bleach or fabric softener. Dry in machine or on line. DO NO USE FABRIC softener. DO NOT treat with Soda Ash.
• 2 old towels to roll wet cloth