Felt Layers: Sumi ink, Fermented Persimmon Tannin (Kakshibu) & De-gumming as applied to silk and cotton fabric for felt works.
Widening your fabric palette means experimenting with a variety of techniques, solutions, layering resists, dyes, and patterns. Jorie Johnson has been surrounded by different approaches for dyeing Kimono and silk for more than 25 years while living and teaching feltmaking in Japan. This class introduces three subtler natural approaches to patterning silk fabric for addition to felted works, using Sumi ink for blacks, Persimmon Tannin for browns and De-gumming/scouring of silk for whites and pastels, in conjunction with acid dyes.
Contact: Vicki Jensen
Studio Address: 126 Shove St. Fall River, Ma 02724