Would you like to take a workshop or have access to some educational materials available online? The guild now has access to a collection of virtual workshops and online educational videos that cover multiple fiber arts. From spinning and weaving, to dying and felting, the new materials have a little something for everyone. The link to the form can be found on the menu bar of the guild’s website, and below.
I’ll demonstrate a shibori technique at September’s meeting (Sept. 14). If you want to make your own sample I’ll have a dye bucket for you to use. Please bring the following supplies: a 12″x 12″ piece of white or light-colored cotton cloth (the dye used is Procion MX which is for cotton, silk, or plant-based only:I’m using an old dress shirt of my husband’s; this has a good weight and weave for shibori), some upholstery thread or nylon thread suitable for your fabric (sewing thread will not work), a long needle that will accomodate the upholstery thread, small scissors for cutting the thread, bucket and sealable plastic bag for transporting cloth and liquid dye. Optional: pen/pencil for drawing pattern on the cloth, circle or other templates. You will need a seam ripper to use at home.
We will not be able to finish our pieces during the meeting, so bring a bucket and plastic bag so you can transport the fabric and dye home to finish. All you have to do is wait for 1.5 hours after the I add the dye-fixative, then rinse, rinse, rinse!!! Then use a seam ripper to cut the threads to see what you’ve done.
See http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/dyeing-fabric-shibori-techniques for an example. Simply gorgeous!!!!!
There is a used artists’ materials sale at the Torpedo Factory this Saturday. One of the items is a spinning wheel. That’s all I know about it, other than other items for sale include brushes, painting supplies, easels, pleinair equipment, yarn, beads, books, and other art supplies and equipment. Go to the link below to get the information.