You will work on a variety of shibori techniques to produce a collection of unique hand dyed fabrics. These include stitched, tied, clamped and wrapped shibori, which will be discussed and demonstrated by the tutor and are featured in her book, Shibori for Textile Artists. Following this you will explore ideas and concepts working individually on your own piece of textile art, rather than a set design. The tutor will offer an illustrated lecture, individual and group tutorials and group review.
The course is planned to follow this structure:
During the introductory session the tutor will show an illustrated lecture on shibori – the element of surprise, and show examples of shibori dyed textiles to inspire and inform you in preparation for starting work the following morning.
Day one: Preparation of fabric using stitched shibori techniques.
Day two: Preparation of Indigo vats, dyeing and preparation of fabric for day three.
Day three: Further indigo dyeing. Design using simple sketching, drafting directly from the dyed fabric, piecing and how to construct a piece of work. An evaluation of work produced concludes the day.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Janice Gunner is a stitched textile artist, specializing in Shibori dyeing, piecing and quilting techniques. She has always sewn and studied textiles as a mature student and holds City & Guilds in Patchwork & Quilting and the Diploma in Stitched Textiles. Janice has 27 years' experience of teaching at many levels, both nationally and internationally. She is author of two books; Shibori for Textile Artists and Liberating Log Cabin.