Big Rig On The Road – QBL Day 1

Folded and clamped shibori

Last week (July 26-30) I was at Quilting by the Lake, a program sponsored by the Schweinfurth Arts Center of Auburn NY. It took place at Onondaga Community College just outside of Syracuse, NY. I took a class by Elin Noble in the art of Indigo Fabric Dying.

A wonderful source book for these patterns is Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing by Yoshiko Twamoto Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice and Jane Barton (Kodansha International).

The first day of the workshop was focused on stitching various patterns into cloth.

Here are a few of the samples that we stitched on Day 1.

Mokume pattern
Maki-Nui pattern
Tatewaku pattern
shirokage pattern
Karamatsu pattern

Stop back tomorrow and see what these cloths looked like when they came out of the dye bath.


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