Through collected and found objects, plant material and internal processes we will explore the natural environment where we are. I will invite you to be drawn to places and things in nature and use these sensations as starting points to the mark making with natural dyes, and rust dyeing.
We will explore leaf imprints and other mark making with natural materials to integrate with hand stitching and collage. While the dye pots keeps simmering we will explore the possibilities in each sample as the pieces of cloth emerge. Let the marks and colours become starting points for the next step of the creative process.
Let yourself be stirred for more.
Come join Neha Puri Dhir, textile artist from India, for an explorative workshop on Shibori- the ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing on fabric. Experience the bold interplay of colours while unraveling the mysterious beauty of resist dyeing. Shibori involves different types of folding, stitching, twisting and compressing of fabric followed by multiple levels of dyeing to unfold alluring patterns on the fabric. The workshop will involve learning and working on different types of resist dyeing techniques such as stitch resist, clamp resist and shape resist. It will subtly graduate to contemporary adaptations of Shibori from the traditional ones and will leave you with creative possibilities to explore further.
The workshop is recommended for all age groups. No prior knowledge of fabric and dyes is needed, just come wearing a set of clothes you can get dirty and bring your creativity along. Any basic knowledge of stitching will come in handy. The artist has a vast experience of conducting workshops at varied levels; from skilled traditional craftsmen to young students with no prior experience