Shibori Stitch Resists with Indigo
Taught by Karin Persan
Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.
The art of shibori, Japanese dyeing techniques, is extensive and in this class we'll focus solely on hand stitching. A succession to the beginner shibori, this intermediate workshop is welcome to those who are familiar with hand stitching. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown, and students should be comfortable with a needle but being a pro is not necessary.
Since the stitching will take some time, students wanting to bring natural fiber pieces, should be make sure they are small. Make sure the items are about the size of a bandana or small scarf. We will have one available for you, if you don't want to bring anything.