Easy Stitched Shibori | Lisa Reber - May 17-18, 2018


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Easy Stitched Shibori

Have you fallen in love with the wonderful patterns of stitched Shibori fabrics? This is the class for you. Have you wanted to try dyeing with MX but don’t know where to start? This is the class for you. Do you have all those nagging questions about where to start and safety and how to get the results you want, and the perennial ones about washing out? This is the class for you. Even if you’ve never picked up a needle before, guess what – this is the class for you, too!

You’ll learn to work safely with MX dyes and create solid, mottled and multi-colored fabrics. And you’ll learn basic hand sewing techniques. Then we’ll combine those new skills and make dazzling patterns on fabric created with stitching and dye. For those who have sewn before, you’ll see how stitching to dye is different than stitching for clothing or quilts. If you’ve never sewn before, there will be videos for you to watch before you come to class. But not knowing how to sew is not an excuse to miss this class!

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  • Tuition: $215 ($100 deposit due at registration)
  • Level: All
  • Materials Fee: $15-50


Instructor Bio:

Lisa White Reber has been making something with her hands since an early age. After a bachelor’s degree in Art and Art History, her day jobs were in bookkeeping and customer service, and fine craftsmanship took up much of her spare time. Quilting took center stage beginning in 1994, with dyeing fabric and fibers gradually becoming the focus of her need to create.
Starting with the basics of producing mottled and solid colors on white cotton fabric, her exploration of dyes has expanded from the tie-dyer’s favorite Procion MX type dyes to include discharge (color removal) , acid dyes for protein fibers, disperse dyes for polyester, and vat dyes that combine the addition and subtraction of color on natural fibers. Dyeing more and more yardage led to the creation of her hand-dye business, DippyDyes, in 2008, followed by a regular schedule vending at quilt shows since 2009. Teaching dyeing at many of these shows followed in 2012, with students returning year after year to learn new skills for use in their own creations.
Her investigation of surface design techniques includes using various resists – mechanical, like clamping, tying and stitching, and chemical, like wax, glue and flour – plus screen-printing and painting with thickened dyes and discharge agents. Combining these techniques in as many ways as possible is her plan for the next several decades.

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