Scotland: Newburgh Shibori Shifted-Shape, Bags and Berets

Title: From the Simple to the Sublime with Jorie Johnson

Color & Form: Shibori Embellished Hand-felted Bags & Berets 

Add form through shifting and shaping berets or bags.

Add colour through various Shibori tie-dyeing processes using acid dyes with additional indigo vat opportunity.

Starting by making an unusual, shifted-shape beret, or bag design, we will move to the second phase of this class with the intention of over-dyeing and reserving design through clamped-resist strategies. Students will add color, form, and detail through the dyeing process using simple acid dyes. While 100% merino or any finer felting wool can be used, other quality blends including silk, cashmere or pet hair will be discussed and promoted. The challenge is to create a dense, yet light, supple fabric that will compliment the wearer. Accordingly, shifted-shape bags will be fulled well, aided by the dyeing process (caution for beret makers) to ensure a durable, striking lightweight shoulder bag. A myriad of possibilities will spring from this slightly “shifted” way of thinking and seeing. Gather your clean, finer pet hair.

All levels welcomed, but students with experience will move faster.

Place:  Big Cat Textiles, 3 Clinton Street, Newburgh, Cupar KY14 6DP Scotland

Tel: +44 1337 841004

Contact: Alison Mountain

Class Hours: 10:00AM to 5:00PM  (Monday – Friday)

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Merino 80%/Pet undercoat, Silver Fox, or Mink 20% blend, after-dyed, shifted shape beret