“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/
Retreat Dates: July 07 – 13, 2023.
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