Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shibori Workshop - Part Two

I know I had as much fun as the kids did.  Here I'm taking out my dragonfly stitches, and am so excited to see my results (below)

Glennis was able to show us two more techniques before the day was over.  I had purchased silk scarfs for each student to do this next project with.  Glennis has made this really cool rolling devise to help in the process.  You tape your fabric to the pvc pipe, then roll lots of string around entire piece and tie it off.  Then Glennis shows us how to scrunch it down.  You leave it right on the pipe to do the dyeing.

Here are Pauline and Joan taking out their dragonfly stitches.

Below is the pipe that has been dipped several times for desired darkness of color.
This was our clothesline, the back of Glennis' car.

 Karisma is helping Pauline or Joan to unwrap her scarf.
My husband Jim got in the act and tyed this t-shirt, then dyed it.  I really like how it turned out.
The last technique you can see here with the 3 others.  We folded a piece of cloth many times on itself, then clamped shapes onto either side before dipping into the indigo.  The square piece right under the t-shirt was mine.  I fan folded both on the vertical and the diagonal then clamped circle shapes to each side.  After my first dip and rinse, I moved the circles half over then clamped and dyed again, just to see what would happen.  I think I got some really nice moon shapes.  Aman and Tiffany got some nicely clamped pieces as well. 
And here are many of the rolled and scrunched works, each one so unique.  I know the kids really enjoyed themselves.  I hope to host many more workshops throughout this next year.  Let me know if any of you are interested out there in attending a workshop here in my home/studio.  I'd love to set something up.  In can be in any of the art/craft forms that I teach.


  1. great to see all the pieces togeter! thanks for sharing your time and your students- it was a very fine day!

  2. great to see glennis over here! beautiful results!

  3. what a fabulous opportunity for all of you!