Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another SDA Michigan Workshop!

The Michigan Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA) has invited us to a workshop.  The original sign up date was August 31, but spaces are still available.  So if interested, contact Susie Krage - skrage2 "at" - right away!  

Arashi Shibori Workshop with MX Dyes

Date:             Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time:             10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location:       Susie Krage’s Studio – 1731 Seminole St, Detroit, 48214
Class Fee:      $50

Materials:     $10 materials fee (due to instructor at class to cover cost of handout, and use of dyes and auxiliaries)

Instructor:    Mary Valerie Richter

Pole Wrap or Arashi Shibori is a Japanese fabric dyeing technique that creates a pattern that resembles driving rain; the word Arashi means “storm” in Japanese. The patterning can appear architectural or organic depending on how the fabric is manipulated around the pole.  Beautiful colors and textural surprises are revealed as the poles are unwrapped.

This hands-on workshop will cover many pole-wrapping techniques.  We will use small cotton pieces of cloth (think fat quarters), and fiber reactive dyes in immersion baths.  Please note: This is not an opportunity to make personal yardage.  Supply list will be sent upon enrollment.

To sign up:  Contact Susie, who will provide payment instructions.

1 comment:

  1. I am in Oklahoma. I am wanting to use this technique to dye thick cotton/canvas like material (ikea slip covers for couch and loveseat). This material will shrink in hot, and I hope a cool or warm water dye will work. I am wanting to imprint a natural colored zebra, leopard or cow print in brown, black, white. If you have any books I can read or techniques you would prescribe I would be so happy to hear about them. If it wont work on this fabric please let me know so I can go to plan B.
    Thank you,