Introduction to Shibori with Penelope Coles
Introduction to Shibori takes a hands-on approach to introduce basic shibori resist techniques and dyeing options, with the objective of providing students with the inspiration and confidence to create at home on their own.
This workshop will be divided into two three-hour sessions over the course of two days. On Friday, students will receive an overview of shibori resist techniques including clamping, folding, wrapping, and stitching. Preparation and dyeing of shibori samples in procion dye baths will occur. On Saturday, students will unwrap and wash samples, and dive into an overview of different dyes and methodologies including discussion of indigo, varieties and preparation methodologies, ideas and sources; natural dyes and mordants; and chemical dyes.
Students will need to bring clothing and/or an apron they don’t mind getting stained.
Date & Time
Friday, May 29th from 9 am to 12 pm and Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to 12 pm
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $40.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. The material fee covers all necessary materials and tools.
About the Instructor
Penelope is a lifelong learner of all things fiber, an experienced indigo dyer, knitter, seamstress, upholsterer, woodworker, basket weaver, and glass artist. She is a busy professional by day as well as owner of Oak Street Studios, a small upholstery and woodworking shop in central Phoenix. Penelope found her love for indigo in a textile art class at Phoenix College and has been passionate about it ever since.