RETREAT IS NOW SOLD OUT
I’m pleased to announce the Shibori & Sashiko Retreat, being held at Tranquil Park Maleny, from July 07 to July 13 2023. Joining us as a special guest tutor will be shibori artist Jane Postle. Here are some recent comments from Jane about shibori and her love of teaching:
“SHIBORI is a Japanese word meaning “wring, squeeze and press”. Shibori techniques are applied to fabric to create pattern and memory.Traditional techniques have been passed down through generations of Japanese artisans and new and innovative techniques have beed devised to accommodate modern tastes and new fibres. It is a dynamic art and a counterbalance to unimaginative mass produced textiles.I have been studying these techniques for over twenty years having attended workshops with Shibori masters in Japan, England, China and America. I have also attended numerous workshops with talented Australian shibori artists, sharing and learning from each other.As I am a qualified primary school teacher I am also interested in the “art of teaching” There are often huge gaps between the artist and their ability to impart knowledge.
After many years of putting pieces together I have developed a unique programme of learning that teaches the fundamentals of shibori in a thorough and sequential order.The techniques are taught in increasing order of difficulty so that a beginner, those who have dabbled and those wishing to extend their knowledge are empowered to embark on their own projects with understanding and confidence. I always use an indigo vat for my classes. It is a traditional dye and often described as “the king of colours and the colour of kings”.Whilst I love creating, exploring and dyeing with indigo, my real skill is in the teaching and sharing of this beautiful craft.”View Jane’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/janepostle/
The retreat will be held at the serene Tranquil Park Maleny hotel, and will be comprised of shibori, quilting, sashiko and boro workshops.
Retreat Dates: July 07 – 13, 2023.
Expressions of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some samples of Jane’s work:
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