Today was the first day of my Stitch and Surface Week Intensive. I'm trying to do different things with each class, in hopes that students will be inclined to come back year after year.
We kicked off the week with some dyeing techniques- shibori and rust -dyeing. I'll post pics later, but here is a website to visit for dyeing supplies: http://www.dharmatrading.com/
And here is a video showing traditional techniques. While the term "shibori" is a Japanese term, tie-dying or bound-resist dyeing has developed in cultures around the world. This video is from China, but there are also traditions from India, Indonesia, Pre-Columbian Central and South America, and our very own Hippy T-Shirt trend.