NCWG Shibori Workshop

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in News, Workshops

September Northern Colorado Weavers Guild Shibori Workshop – short notice to register!! Just a few spaces open!
Registration deadline is August 24!!
Sandra Clark will present a workshop on using Shibori techniques on handwovens on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm in the fiber studio at CSU Fort Collins. The workshop is described below:
‘Bound for Glory’: Shibori is a well-known binding technique used for dying fabrics. Many of us can relate to a basic technique better known to us as “tie-dying.” While stunning results can be achieved with dye as the artist explores the variations of binding, so much more can be accomplished. In this workshop we will discover exciting ways to create texture, etch fabric, and see what unique results we can create when we intentionally mix fibers. Most of the samples will be done on hand-woven samples.
The cost of the workshop includes a $50 fee, payable to the Guild, and a $15 materials fee, payable directly to Sandra.
Note to students-You will be required to weave up a sample warp that Sandra will provide before class. The samples will be approximately 7” x 7”. You will likely need to weave 5-6 samples on the same warp. Please be sure you have time to complete this weaving during the weeks before the workshop before registering. Without these samples, we cannot complete the class. Sandra will mail warp, weft, and a weave draft by the end of August.
Sandra will provide: Warp chain, weft, additional fabrics, copies of all weave drafts, dyes and other process chemicals.
Participants will need to provide the following materials not supplied above:
Scissors, note taking materials, and zip lock bags to take home any wet samples.
To register for this workshop, or if you have questions, please contact the Guild Vice President by email or phone:
Mary Crabtree, 303-931-7435,
Please indicate your weaving skill level:
Beginner – comfortable with 4-shaft, 3/2 size material, Intermediate – comfortable with 8-shaft, working more than 1 shuttle, Advanced – comfortable with 8-shaft, fine threads, multiple shuttles (2-3)
Also please indicate how many shafts are on your loom at home.