Articles

2015

Selvedge Magazine

Immersed in indigo – a test of faith: shibori and the work of Jane Callender

Issue 63 Pattern March/April 2015

Editorial by Linda Brassington

…the control of her materials and techniques have resulted in richly decorative works of
extraordinary refinement.

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Selvedge article
Selvedge article about Jane Callender and shibori

2015

Chinese Editorial

Editorial following an e-interview at the invitation of Sun Ningyi, Editor of the Chinese Handicraft Electronic Magazines, the first to focus on craft, culture and design in mainland China attached to the business media group, Qikan.

In agreement with Sun Ningyi.

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Chinese editorial on Jane Callender

2012

Textile Fibre Forum – the Australian magazine for textile arts

The Indigo resist dyed Textiles of Jane Callender

Volume 31, Issue 4 2012

Editorial following an e-interview at the invitation of Janet de Boer OAM for Textile Fibre Forum – the Australian magazine for textile arts

My career has certainly had a few hiatuses – I left college to take a gap year and with my earnings bought my first lot of indigo and fabric’.

In agreement with Janet de Boer.

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Fibre Forum magazine cover
Fibre Forum article featuring Jane Callender and shibori

2009

Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Indigo and the Tightening Thread

231 Autumn 2009

Originally requested and written for the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

The time to keep faith arrives when the bundle is relinquished to the golden depths.

In agreement with the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers article on Jane Callender

This contains two articles in Hungarian as merged PDF files.

A Review by Anna Dolanyi of the Hungarian Quilters Guild of 2000 Pattern Combinations in Hungarian and English.

An appraisal by Klára Lazarovits Gelencsér of the presentation at the Budapest Textile Museum in Hungarian and English.

(nb The presentation was in English and detailed accuracies were understandably lost in translation at both stages.)

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Hungarian articles on Jane Callender
Hungarian articles on Jane Callender

2006

Workshop on the Web

Understanding Indigo – Indigo and Shibori Stitch Resist

Originally requested by Maggie Grey and written for Workshop on the Web.

This wonderful article is a detailed study of the process and ideology of indigo dyeing by an expert in the field.
The Editor

In agreement with Workshop on the Web

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Workshop on the Web article on Jane Callender
Workshop on the Web article on Jane Callender

2006

ICHF Catalogue

Introduction to Indigo and Shibori

Originally requested by and written for the ICHF Show Guide Catalogue.

In the early 1800s there was a significant discovery which transformed the world of textiles.

In agreement with ICHF.

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ICHF catalogue cover
ICHF article on Jane Callender

1996

The World of Embroidery

Threaded Vessels – Mixed media constructions

Volume 47 No 2 May 1996

Originally requested and written for The World of Embroidery magazine.

As gold spoke of richness, so indigo spoke of a dignified simplicity.

In agreement with the Embroiderers Guild.

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World of Embroidery issue with article about Jane Callender
World of Embroidery issue article featuring Jane Callender
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