Newburgh Shibori Shifted-Shape, Bags and Berets

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Scotland, Newburgh
 Aug 20 (Thu) - Aug 22 (Sat), 2020    10:00 - 17:00
  Big Cat Textiles, 3 Clinton Street, Newburgh, Cupar KY14 6DP Scotland (View Map)    +44 1337 841004
Contact: Alison Mountain

Title: From the Simple to the Sublime with Jorie Johnson

Color & Form: Shibori Embellished Hand-felted Bags & Berets 

Add form through shifting and shaping berets or bags.

Add colour through various Shibori tie-dyeing processes using acid dyes with additional indigo vat opportunity.

Starting by making an unusual, shifted-shape beret, or bag design, we will move to the second phase of this class with the intention of over-dyeing and reserving design through clamped-resist strategies. Students will add color, form, and detail through the dyeing process using simple acid dyes. While 100% merino or any finer felting wool can be used, other quality blends including silk, cashmere or pet hair will be discussed and promoted. The challenge is to create a dense, yet light, supple fabric that will compliment the wearer. Accordingly, shifted-shape bags will be fulled well, aided by the dyeing process (caution for beret makers) to ensure a durable, striking lightweight shoulder bag. A myriad of possibilities will spring from this slightly “shifted” way of thinking and seeing. Gather your clean, finer pet hair.

All levels welcomed, but students with experience will move faster.

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Merino 80%/Pet undercoat, Silver Fox, or Mink 20% blend, after-dyed, shifted shape beret

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