Shibori is a Japanese tie–dyeing technique which involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it. Using disperse dyes, polyester, and a heat press machine, participants will create beautiful textiles for use as scarves, wall hangings, wearable art, etc. Explore various ways to create three dimensional shibori pieces using paper molds, as well as two-dimensional applications such as image transfer.
Participant Materials and Requirements: Please bring fabric scissors, paper scissors, a pencil, X-acto knife, cutting mat (8″ x 11″ or larger), paint brushes (various sizes for watercolor or acrylic painting).
About the Instructor: Seiko Purdue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Western Washington University. She has exhibited widely, including participating in shows in New York City, Washington, Canada, and Japan. Much of her work is installation-based, using fiber materials, and seeks to connect East and West. She explores both traditional and contemporary textile techniques, as well as casting and digital media, and also involves the public in her art-making.