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Woven Shibori, with Catherine Ellis
November 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
This month our program will be a zoom presentation with Catherine Ellis, author of Woven Shibori, by Interweave Press.
Woven Shibori is a process of weaving and resist that Catharine Ellis developed in the early 1990’s and has continued to evolve both technically and artistically. Woven shibori makes it possible to place the “stitches” into the cloth while it is being woven on the loom. Those “stitches” are actually supplemental warp or weft threads that may be structured as a twill, a lace or other pattern. The supplemental threads are used to gather the cloth. Subsequent dyeing results in an image of the woven pattern that is visually softer and less rigid than the original structured cloth. A great variety of fabrics can result from working with woven structure, dye application and fiber choices. You can view some of these results on Catheriine’s website: https://www.ellistextiles.com/woven_shibori/