In March I started working full time with an advertising agency in San Francisco. These past few months have been pretty hectic and truth be told, I haven’t had the chance to get my old vat kick-started. So last week, when the World Shibori Network team reached out to check if I’d be interested in dropping by for Yoshiko’s upcoming workshops, I naturally said yes. I’m sharing the details here, in case you or someone you know, may want to join.
Clay & Shibori Resist with Indigo > 2-Day Workshop | August 06 – 07 | 10 am – 4 pm
In addition to creating a natural indigo vat and demonstrating resist dyed shibori techniques, Yoshiko also plans to teach an organic clay-resist technique. I’ve used soy wax as a resist before and though it is easier to wash off (as compared to beeswax), it is still quite a task. So, the clay resist is something I’m really looking forward to experiment with.
Shibori & Sublimation Printing > 2-Day Workshop | August 27 – 28 | 10 am – 4 pm
Fabric manipulation through shibori, heat setting and pressing is at the heart of the second workshop. Yoshiko will be teaching how to combine color and dimension in order to make transformative wearable art to 3-D sculptural objects (using polyester organza and chiffon).
Textile artist Elisa Ligon who is co-conducting this workshop, will share her insights and special techniques in designing patterns for 2D-3D transformation, pleating with stitches, and heat setting polyester and silk.
Registration details for these workshops are available here.