Hosted by: Peters Valley School of Craft
June 2-6, 2017
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ


Instructor: Lian Sawires
Ancient art form meets modern esthetic in this intensive Shibori hand dyeing and surface design workshop focused on blending traditional and modern techniques to synthesize a truly unique textile art. Learn by combining eight Shibori resist methods (winding, knotting, stitching and folding) to create texture and patterns, while exploring four unique types of dyeing. Henna, indigo, acid dyes and Procion dyes all interact differently with fabric, allowing you to achieve interesting and complex results. Overdyeing (using color theory), discharging and dye blending take you to the next level artistically, resulting in an expansive surface design palette. Some printing and hand coloring will also be included. Beginners and advanced textile artists alike will both find a wealth of inspiration and creative possibilities. You will produce a dyeing and patterning workbook, as well as samples, and 7+ finished pieces. Creating and exploring your own artistic themes is encouraged, as well as pushing the boundaries of technique within a supportive structure.
Beginner and Beyond
A master fiber artist, Lian Sawires creates art using soft materials to express movement and emotion. One-of-a-kind/one of a series wearables, soft sculptures and wall pieces are created using freehand textile painting, Japanese dyeing/Shibori, Batik, abstract screen printing, as well as “hot textile” techniques. Her forte as a teacher is in engaging students to recognize and further refine their own artistic capabilities. Intuitive design and visual texture, as well as the power of image to transform how we think and feel are hallmarks of Sawires’ work. Sawires exhibits in fine craft galleries throughout the country and teaches in Princeton NJ. www.artisticaging.com
Tuition: $595
Studio/Materials Fee: $65

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