Shibori Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop

Tuesday, July 16

Activity and Location

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.        

Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Lobby

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Introductions and class goals, materials, and concepts

Presentation of the process

Hands-on review of scarves that are “in process” to understand color concepts that will affect color choice, like analogous, shading, and tinting.

Demonstration of measuring liquid dye for the appropriate amount for the scarf.

Review of Arashi Shibori - “Storm” patterning and how it’s created.

Demonstration of painting dye on the scarf and setting dye via heat setting.

Students make individual color choices for the first layer of color for their first scarf.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Continuation of Session 1 and prepare dyeing area and scarves.

Dye and heat set scarves.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Rinse scarves and prepare for second layer of color

Group analysis of results.

Review for second option in Arashi patterning

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Prepare second set of dyes and scarves to paint via techniques reviewed or practiced in the morning, or choose to do a resist technique reviewed in second demonstration.

Review results of second scarves.

5:00 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Wednesday, July 17

Activity and Location

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Class Session 5: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Review goals, materials, and concepts related to Itajime Shibori – shape resist techniques, focusing on folding, clamping, and embedding objects into the material while working with two layers of color. Includes presentation and demonstration prior to hands-on work.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 6: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Prepare dyeing area and scarves

Dye and heat set first layer of color for first scarf

Measure and mix second layer of color for resist technique

Use resist materials to create a pattern and dye second layer of color

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Class Session 7: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Rinse and dry scarves

Group analysis of results

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Class Session 8: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108

Continue to work on dyeing scarves

Review results of scarves.

5:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.

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