Discover shibori, the ancient Japanese art of folding and binding fabric. Join us as we explore different methods of developing pattern. We will stitch, wrap, and clamp, creating a resist for our indigo dye baths. This is a wonderful introduction to shibori for the curious beginner to the experienced artist.
This workshop is created as a 2-Day classroom for learning a variety of techniques. However, if you choose, you may attend just the first day. Please register for each day individually.
Day 1, Saturday morning we begin with demos and create designs on 27” x 27” scarves, followed by an indigo dye bath. At lunch, we discuss the history of shibori. We continue our day with additional designs and finish dyeing. For those attending Day 2, Sunday begins with a dye bath for designs from the previous day, followed with more demos and new patterns. We explore our final pattern on a 13.5” x 60” scarf.
Join us to learn about this incredible Japanese art, or to create your own fabric to quilt, or to simply find joy in wearing your creations.
Mon Kaczyk's mixed media approach stems from a diverse education, allowing Mon to create in both two- and three-dimension. After receiving a BFA in design and photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and Rome, Mon explored in-depth workshops in encaustics, surface design, and metals. Mon merges studio time with a 40-year career in design, art direction, and teaching. After several years in Boston, Mon chose the Green Mountains as the place to raise a family, start a business and create art. Awarded honors in design and contemporary quilts, today Mon displays artwork in select juried shows and group exhibitions. Learn more at monkaczyk.com.
Day 1: What you’ll learn
- Kumo shibori: using thread to create a spider web-like design
- Kanoko shibori: using thread or rubber bands to create circular patterns
- Itajime shibori: using wood and clamps to create geometric patterns
Day 2: What you’ll learn
- Nui shibori: using thread to stitch intricate designs
- Arashi shibori: using poles and string to create linear patterns
- Combining shibori techniques for a long scarf
If a participant wants to cancel their enrollment, we will refund the amount of tuition minus a non-refundable $30 registration fee if request is made no less than 8 business days prior to the start of class. See full policy here.
What To Bring
- Ready-to-eat lunch
- Small scissors (sewing, embroidery or cosmetic to cut thread or rubber bands)
- Rubber gloves (dish washing gloves or similar) to protect hands from dye
- Plastic bag(s) to take home anything wet
What To Wear
- Comfortable non-precious clothing and shoes (remember we’re working with dyes)
- A smock or apron (Artistree has studio aprons for use as well)
2095 Pomfret Rd, Pomfret, VT 05067