Program title: SHIBORI RESISTS FOR HANDWEAVERS OR KNITTERS
Description: Jay will review his transition from hand knitter to shibori dyer. Tie dye my knitting–why not! A lot of sampling was necessary to perfect resists on loose, stretchy knits that didn’t behavior like tightly woven cottons or silks more typically used for shibori. His knowledge of complex resists then lead to refinement of resist dyeing on wovens, texturing silk organzas with scouring and further dye work to unlock the secrets of natural dyes. His latest work has involved use of pairs of mirror image carved boards for clamp resist dyeing. Jay will bring his samples and parts of his textile collection for study and discussion.