WORKSHOPS FOR 2017...
Shibori - with Indigo
25th March Saturday 10am to 12noon OR 1pm to 3pm
Learn the traditional Japanese textile art Shibori at Newcastle Museum. Shibori is a technique of manipulating fabric and using physical resists to slow or stop the dye and create patterns on the fabric. Simply put - shibori is Japanese for tie dye. But it is so much more than rubber bands and string ! Learn how to stitch, wrap, tie, fold, clamp, and twist fabric to create beautiful patterns with the traditional blue indigo dye. No experience required.
The session will cover:
- How to create the indigo dye, shibori tools tand how to use them (provided)
- Practicing the technique with one silk scarf or linen tea towel (provided)
- The opportunity to bring your own fabric (white, natural fibre) to be shibori'ed and dyed too.
You will need to bring an apron, plastic bags to take home wet fabric, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (just in case of spills and splashes)
$60 per person per session. Call 02 4974 1401 for more information.
Shibori - with Indigo
22nd April Saturday 9:30am to 4pm
Simply put - shibori is Japanese for tie dye. But it is so much more than rubber bands and string ! Learn how to stitch, wrap, tie, fold, clamp, and twist fabric to create beautiful patterns with the traditional blue indigo dye. No experience required - just some homework to be done before the class... We provide the expertise and knowledge and indigo, and you just need to bring fabric and enthusiasm.
$100 for the workshop
Full list of requirements ie fabric, rubber bands, etc., and the homework (stitched work) will be provided upon enrolment.
Oh so blue... Indigo day
May 2017 To be confirmed
NOT a workshop. I will not be teaching you how to do shibori nor how to make up the indigo vat. Just a day to dye lots of fabric wonderfully blue ! You come along with your fabric, yarn, whatever and... dye it. You MUST have attended an indigo class with us (or similiar) to come along to this day.
We will provide the bottomless indigo vat, and buckets of water, and clothesline and the factory backyard we don't mind being splashed with a bit of blue. Full use of our arashi poles (please bring your own string) and clamps too.
$40.00 per person. Unlimited use of the indigo vat (but no loose yardage, sheets, or towels allowed to be dyed)
Silk Painting - paint a scarf
Date to be confirmed..
Learn the basics of silk painting - gutta outline, salt, blending, shading, and fixing of the colours - whilst painting a scarf (or two) of your own design. We provide the silk and frames and dyes and gutta etc etc. You just need an idea of what you want to create on your scarf.
$100 for the workshop plus $5.00 per scarf materials fee
High School Textiles student's Special
A Saturday in November 2017 To be confirmed
Try silk painting, and tie dye, and fabric crayons, and plain dyeing, and transfer printing, and whatever else we have time for on the day. A hands on taste of all sorts of ways of getting colour onto fabric and fibre, and a chance to ask lots of questions for the Yr 9 - 12 textiles student.
$55 per person All materials provided.
WORKSHOPS AT BATIK OETORO
Workshops are ONLY held on weekends. 9am for a 9:30 start. Finish approx 4pm.
Inc. is comprehensive notes, tea & coffee and biscuits. You need to bring lunch, pen and paper, at least an apron, and some other basic items (depending on the workshop), that you will be informed of when you enrol. Eg. cotton fabric, needle and thread. Any specialist items/products - we will provide.
Possible topics include....
SILK PAINTING - beginners
SILK PAINTING - advanced
SILK PAINTING - paint a scarf
SHIBORI - using Indigo or Naphtol dyes
BATIK - wax resist
DYEING FOR PATCHWORKERS & EMBROIDERERS - using Drimarene K & Procion MX dyes
PAINTING WITH PROCION MX & DRIMARENE K DYES
SCREEN PRINTING - basics
SCREEN PRINTING - image making
BLOCK PRINTING - making your own blocks & printing with paints & thickened dye
NAPHTOL DYES - dip dyeing and working with thickened diazos
DISCHARGE - removing dyes in creative ways
A workshop can be tailored to suit your group's needs and preferences. These can be held at our premises or Lynne can be booked to come to you.