Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Seiko Kinoshita Shibori Dyeing and Weaving Day
She specialises in weaving paper thread which she hand dyes.
Today she was doing a workshop there which I attended. We made a simple weaving loom and wove this lovely thread in zigzag fashion howsoever we wished. We could then embellish with copper wire, mesh, beads, wood etc.
I took the opportunity to use the three colours that I mentioned yesterday at the beach. Pale blue, orangey-yellow and red - the sea and the surf flags. I then incorporated some red beads to represent the life guards and a copper mesh wave.
We also worked on some shibori dyeing. Using folded cotton in origami fashion and clamping wood pieces, elastic bands and chopsticks to the fabric to act as resist.
A day unlocking some potential I think!