Forgive me for not posting recently, somehow I find myself always saying I will do a blog post and then I get side tracked with dyeing fabric or sewing more quilts! I promise to keep you informed though!
A couple weekends ago I was so lucky to teach a two day Intro to Shibori dye class at Charlevoix Circle of Arts in Charlevoix, Michigan. I had an amazing class, my students asked tons of great questions and really took my advice and ended up making some gorgeous pieces!
The first day I devoted to teaching them about 4 basic Japanese resist techniques. Everyone got to practice on cotton fabric and I got to go around the class and help out so they really understood where the resist would be and where the dye would take on each fabric.
The second day the students took what they learned from the first day and really explored with unique methods of resisting fabric. They also brought in clothing and pillow cases to dye. It was a really wonderful weekend.
Two of my students from the class hired me to make their dyed pieces into blankets! They turned out so beautiful and I am pretty sure they couldn’t be more happy with the work that they produced!
xxx Kathryn Marie