Upcoming Workshops

Shibori – Stitched Resist Dying

On Lake Champlain, Vt.

June 9, 10 & 11, 2017
9 am to 4 pm

Sponsor & Location:
Green Tara Space
3275 Rt2 North Hero
Vermont, 05474

This two-day workshop is an introduction to the Japanese art of shibori – stitched resist patterns. It is a wonderful beginning workshop for anyone wishing to learn shibori techniques, create beautiful one of a kind fabrics and witness the magic of indigo. Stitching as a way of resisting the dye has been used to a greater extent by the Japanese than by other peoples. Come learn and experience the flexibility and control you have with this technique to create designs of great variety—delicate or bold, simple or complex, pictorial or abstract. Unique effects are possible with stitched shibori depending on the type of stitch used, whether or not the cloth is folded, and the arrangement of the stitches: straight, curved, parallel, or the area that is enclosed. The principal stitch used in shibori is the running stitch. Some refer to stitched shibori as drawing with thread. You will learn many traditional stitched patterns and perhaps you’ll feel adventurous and create some of your own unique patterns.

You will have access to several indigo vats and a few vats of other colors. I will provide some dyed fabric for you to experiment with over-dyeing using some very simple, easy techniques.

Each person will receive one silk scarf and a yard of cotton lawn. I will have indigo dye kits available for sale.

All levels are welcome. The only requirement is that you are able to use a needle and thread and come with an open mind to “Learn, Play and Experiment!”

To Register

Email Kathy at: artisticendeavors.goddu@gmail.com. Upon registration, a supply list, directions, and options for accommodations will be sent to you. Registration deadline is March 31st

Workshop Details

  • Cost: $250  (all materials included)  $125 to be paid upon registration.
  • Where:  Green Tara Space, 3275 Rt2 North Hero, VT 05474
  • Dates: June 9, 10 & 11, 2017
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Instructor: Kathy Goddu, 54 Raymond Rd., Brunswick, Maine 04011.
  • Participants: Minimum:  5     Maximum: 10

On Friday, June 9, from 5:30-6:30 pm Workshop Introduction;  7- 8 pm  Opening Reception (Along with my work, another artist will be present with his/her work on display)

Email: artisticendeavors.goddu@gmail.com