Indigo and Shibori for Quilters
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo and Shibori for Quilters

During this class you will learn (4) Basic Shibori Resist techniques that include Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping) to create Fat Quarters for Quilting.  The Design possibilities are endless! Class include (6) Kona Cotton fat quarters (precut and scoured 18x22)  Students may bring additional fabric to dye if time is available. (pre scoured)

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 Indigo and Shibori for Quilters
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo and Shibori for Quilters

During this class you will learn (4) Basic Shibori Resist techniques that include Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping) to create Fat Quarters for Quilting.  The Design possibilities are endless! Class include (6) Kona Cotton fat quarters (precut and scoured 18x22)  Students may bring additional fabric to dye if time is available. (pre scoured)

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Influence and Inspiration
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Influence and Inspiration

Lecture: Influence and Inspiration

Ana Lisa will give a power point presentation sharing the sources of her innovative approach to the Japanese tradition of shibori. She will share her journey as a designer of art wear to the creation of studio art quilts, and most recently, the making of indigo dyed paper installations.

She will include slides of her trips to China, Oaxaca, and Madagascar that have inspired new investigations.

A trunk show of scarves and jackets will follow her lecture.

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Shibori with Indigo, Madder and Pomegranate w Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Mar
18
to Mar 22

Shibori with Indigo, Madder and Pomegranate w Ana Lisa Hedstrom

The workshop will focus on Arashi shibori pole wrapping,  Katano machine stitch resist, and Itajime folding and clamping including using Kyokechi carved clamps.

We will begin with traditional techniques and move to contemporary adaptations.

Students will make natural indigo vats with both henna and whole fruit.

Using the one bath method we will work with madder red, pomegranate yellow, and combinations with indigo.

Ana Lisa will bring samples of Japanese indigo dyed shibori and examples of her own work.

Join us for a week of  intense exploration and experimentation! Feb 19-23, 2018

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Japanese Design for Fiber Artists
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Japanese Design for Fiber Artists

Japanese Design. What is it? Looking at outstanding work of the past and present the course analyzes the special characteristics that make it Japanese style. Beginning with Yamato and Zen aesthetics, we explore how these aesthetics are applied to numerous art forms and specifically to historical and contemporary kimono, the classic 'canvas' of Japan. The class looks at notan, dark/light design concepts, Japanese symbols and crests. Through slides and samples , it continues on to the development of kimono as it echoed the county’s historical changes. The class considers contemporary fiber art and finds what is 'Japanese' about these new designers as well. This course is designed to extend your knowledge, build skills and challenge your (western) view of design and composition with hands-on mini projects. Through this process we discuss how this fits into your own personal work. It will allow you to create your own original patterns and layout plans to be used for reference material for the future. Class work will be ‘dry’ (i.e. no dyeing) and uses paper designs and fabric collage. Stimulating slides, visual materials and samples will be included.

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Japan Shibori Trip
May
14
to May 24

Japan Shibori Trip

PASSPORT

Foreign visitors wishing to travel to Japan should be in possession of valid national passports valid for at least 190 days. 

DO I NEED A VISA TO VISIT JAPAN?

Nationals of some countries require a visa to enter Japan. 

Contact your government office to find out particulars. It is best to visit the foreign government office in your area and present your passport.

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2 Day Intro to Indigo
Feb
6
to Feb 7

2 Day Intro to Indigo

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

 In these workshop's we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

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Traditions in working with Japanese Indigo with John Marshall
Dec
9
to Dec 11

Traditions in working with Japanese Indigo with John Marshall

December 9, 10, 11
Traditions in Working with Japanese Indigo, with John Marshall
In conjunction with the indigo exhibit at the Morikami, OUT OF THE BLUE Japanese Indigo Textiles, and following John Marshall's lecture at the Morikami on December 8, Singing the Blues: Traditional Japanese IndigoAya Fiber Studios will be offering a three-day survey of working with Japanese indigo including how to create a vat from dried fresh leaves, direct painting with indigo pigment, working with rice-paste resist, printing with indigo, and much more! A wonderful way to compliment your palette with this easy to grow plant. For more information about John and his approach to working with Japanese indigo, check out his blog and JohnMarshall.to/blog and enter "indigo" in the search box.

Materials fee:$150, this covers all consumables including silks, cottons, and bast fibers; indigo in many forms; pre-pasted silk pieces; and a DVD with movie clips and all recipes needed to keep you going once you're back in your own studio.

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Intro to Indigo & Shibori
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Indigo & Shibori

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples 

LEVEL

Beginner and intermediate 

MATERIALS

  • Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class
  • Scarves can be purchased via Exotic Silk or Dharma Trading Co.
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