Arashi Shibori & Silk Painting (First Offering)


  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC, V5L 3M3 Canada
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With Izabela Sauer

$295 [Includes $75 lab fee] class limit 14. Mar 17, 18, 19, 2017 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).

Izabela Sauer’s innovations in surface design emerge from a passion for texture and colour. Her method of first hand-painting silk and then applying the arashi shibori technique produces a finished cloth with an unusual sculptural life.

In this workshop Izabela will teach a range of silk-painting techniques (watercolour, gutta resist lines, thickened dyes) and how to deploy these techniques on different silks such as chiffon, satin, and silk velvet.

With painted fabric in hand, the second part of the workshop will demonstrate the application of arashi shibori pleating techniques. This workshop will provide a good opportunity to work closely with a successful working artisan in an intimate environment.

Students will have time to produce their own pieces. Izabela will give an overview of the art with both visuals and finished textiles.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and students with previous experience.

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About Izabela Sauer

Izabela Sauer’s one-of-a-kind silk wearables can be found at her studio/gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver. They are also rep-resented by fine craft galleries throughout the United States and Canada. She has won numerous awards for her textiles, including the 2002 and 2007 Niche Award for Excellence, an international competition for professional craft artists working in all media.