Shibori Stream

Online interactive classes
Shibori stitching

Shibori Stream online classes will be for small groups of up to 8 participants via Zoom. It is planned that each session will be for 2 hours with a 15 minute break. Many techniques will be covered as in a real life workshop but my teaching methods will be different. The first class introduces shibori. We’ll discuss fabric choices and shibori thread and we’ll be looking at stitching on single thickness fabric for pattern and design. In further classes we’ll progress into dealing with folds, working with grids, some binding techniques and much more. It is hoped that over several courses we will cover the following:

  • Stitch resist includes the basics – hira-nui, ori-nui and make-nui with many variations, combinations and innovations
  • Binding techniques, ne-maki shibori plus maki-age shibori; various boshi techniques to cap and reserve
  • Bo maki shibori – cylinder/pole wrapping – methods include the ever popular arashi
  • Itajime – board clamping
  • Machined resists – hopefully!
  • Lesser known shibori techniques such as hotaru and shirokage shibori may be introduced
  • Pattern and design planning
  • Combination methods

What you will need to do

In order to take part in the online classes, you will need to have downloaded the free ‘Zoom’ application to your device. For a fuller and more inclusive experience please download to an iPad, tablet, lap top or main computer and avoid using a mobile phone. Please familiarise yourself with Zoom’s audio and video facility before the class. Test it with friends first perhaps.
You will need to register as a user. Be prepared and have a password ready.
You do not have to open an account to participate in the class.

The classes are ongoing and bookings are taken for 6 weeks at a time. A choice of day and time are given on the online booking form in UK time.

On booking you will receive:-
A requirements list prior to the sessions
Instructions as how to join the class
Guidance on fabric choice
Fabric preparation instruction
Zoom icon guidance, safety and etiquette
Data Security information

First block of sessions begin week of 27th July

£185 fee for 6 weeks.

During the course participants will receive:-

1. Notes on the topics covered during the class.
2. Diagrams as seen worked during the class.
3. A password to access mini silent movie memory prompts from the website.

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