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Shibori: Indigo Dyeing (Brisbane)


Next Available: 26 Nov 2:30PM
3.0 hours

Description

SHIBORI: INDIGO DYING

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Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs.

Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods.  Shibori is fun to learn and something you can use at home to revamp your own furnishings and clothing!

ABOUT CLAUDIA HUSBAND

I am a practicing visual artist and textile designer trained in printmaking in both Australia and the United States, currently residing in Brisbane, Australia. I completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with the Queensland College of Art in 2012, and attended the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, USA to complete a summer workshop in aluminium plate lithography.

Working initially as an edition printer and workshop presenter in lithographic and intaglio printmaking, I expanded my practice into the world of textile design in early 2014, and have since worked as a textile artist both independently, and collaboratively with local fashion designers.  I have designed the textiles for three consecutive collections with award-winning Australian fashion label Tengdahl, and have seen my designs launched on the runway at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in both 2014 and 2015.  Focusing primarily in print design, I also practice in dyed, woven and spun fibres; and am the primary owner and creator behind Tawny Threads.

I conduct workshops in textiles (indigo dyeing, shibori and tapestry weaving) and printmaking (traditional lithography and introductory intaglio) with Impress Printmakers Studio, Work-Shop Brisbane and independantly with highschools and creative businesses throughout Brisbane.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs.
  • Unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods.
  • Shibori is fun to learn and something you can use at home to revamp your own furnishings and clothing!
What you will get
  • All folding materials will be supplied, you will also get
  • Gloves
  • Test fabric
  • Plenty of indigo dye
  • 2 x cotton napkins to test your designs

What to bring
  • Feel free to bring your own things in (scarves, pj’s, socks, jeans or pillowslips) to add to the vat. Material must be 100% cotton – synthetic fabric will not absorb the dye.
  • Make sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting a little messy or BYO apron.
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Ellen

01 July 2017 • Shibori: Indigo Dyeing (Brisbane)

I enjoyed the class and the information we were given re what fabrics to use, sources of dyes and how to set up our own dyeing tub. However, I would have found it more useful if I had know that we were to have a lot of time to do our own dying. Had I know I would have brought along a variety of items to trial with the varuous patterns we were shown. I definitely did not think it was worth the price of $80.

Jess

28 June 2017 • Shibori: Indigo Dyeing (Brisbane)

Learned some new techniques, had fun and left with some really cool fabric

Darlene

11 May 2017 • Shibori: Indigo Dyeing (Brisbane)

A fun class and great teacher; and good value for the price of only $80 for the 3 hours. Claudia is a textile designer & visual artist, with a lot of experience in Shibori. Claudia had a lot of creative ideas to help us produce the 'resists' which she demonstrated to the class before we started doing our own folding and dyeing. If I was to do the class again I would bring silk items such as scarves as silk tends to give a better effect than the heavier cottons (but that is just my personal taste!). My only (very minor) criticism is that the class was advertised as providing us with a tote bag each for dyeing, but instead we got a few cotton/linen napkins - which was still fine but not as useful as a tote. In any case, I had brought a few of my own items to dye....this was good, as I found Shibori to be very addictive...and it's something you can easily do at home if you have the right ingredients. Claudia even gave us a detailed cheat sheet to take home. Ellie, who runs the Work-Shop space was also wonderful and only too happy to help with any questions I had before and during the class. I will definitely be back to do more workshops here....a great place for the art/craft junkies such as myself :)

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