The term shibori describes
and applies to a variety of ways of manipulating cloth, then dyeing
it to produce amazing patterns. In this workshop students will experiment
with combining simple techniques of folding, clamping, stitching and
binding to make exciting "resist" patterns on fabric. The
completely original fabric that results from this process can be put
to limitless uses including clothing, home accessories, quilt making
and wall hangings.
With samples of
each technique, participants will learn to combine colours and techniques
for more complex patterning. The workshop will also cover discharge
(removal of colour) and over-dyeing for richer colour results.
Loucks, a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design, works in a variety of forms including shibori, weaving, felt
making, screen printing, resist dyeing, embroidery and quilting. In
addition to creating one of a kind pieces for exhibition or commission,
she teaches workshops for adults both privately and through provincial
craft councils, and works with schools to bring arts programs to elementary
and high school students.