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
Join Pepa and Karen from design studio Shibori to explore the exciting techniques of heat-set Shibori. The focus on this workshop is on materiality and form, creating texture and shape as opposed to dying techniques. Pepa and Karen will be showcasing modern interpretations of heat-set shibori, which are performed using synthetic fabrics that have thermo-plastic qualities that are permanently heated and fused into place.
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)