Patterns: The Weavers' Connection
Monthly publication of New Orleans Weavers Guild
October, 2019 Volume 36, Issue 2
Upcoming Calendar Events
10/5 and 10/6 Fall Garden Festival demonstration City Park Botanical Garden 10-5pm
10/19 NOWG dye workshop "Woven Shibori" at Bev Madere's House.
11/16 Business meeting at Latter Library 10:30-12
12/21 Holiday Party at Bev Madere's 6:30 PM
October Meeting Dye Workshop
At the October dye Workshop, we will be dyeing fiber, warps and woven shibori pieces. Below is some information on woven shibori that was discussed at the September meeting.
NOTES ON WOVEN SHIBORI WEAVING FOR
OCTOBER 19th DYE WORKSHOP
Woven shibori is a technique developed by Catharine Ellis (https://www.ellistextiles.com/woven_shibori/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=R6JQ00iqogU) based on her observations of traditional Japanese shibori methods of dyeing cloth by pleating, folding or binding small areas of the cloth with silk or cotton threads (https://shibori.org/traditions/techniques/).
On a base of plain weave, supplemental weft threads are woven into the cloth. The supplemental threads are pulled and gathered. Once all the threads have been secured the fabric is dyed. Traditionally, indigo is the dye bath is choice.