Hone your skills in these expert-led textiles workshops, drawing directly on the themes and techniques within the Akira Isogawa exhibition.
Studio Session: Heat-set Shibori
Unravel the mystery behind sculptural heat set shibori fabric and create a truly unique 3 dimensional fabric artwork.
Learn the art of ancient Japanese Shibori techniques used to add texture and pattern through wrapping, twisting, pleating, folding, and binding fabric into shape. Discover the magnificence of thermoplastic modern fabrics and how to set your sculpted piece in place while maintaining the soft movement of fabric.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Suitable for beginners and advanced dyers.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
Practice fabric to sample techniques.
A piece of fabric to create a wall hanging or artwork to take home.
WHAT TO BRING?
Everything is provided but you are welcome to bring and lightweight polyester or silk fabric to experiment.
Pepa Martin and Karen Davis are the founders of boutique fabric house Shibori, exploring the ancient Japanese art of shibori on modern fabrics for commercial and artistic projects. Pepa and Karen met in design school at East Sydney Technical College in 2004. Since then they’ve been refining their own version of shibori, travelling to Japan to study with masters and contemporising traditional techniques.
Image credit: Shibori (Pepa Martin and Karen Davis)