Karen Illman Miller
Advanced Stencil Carving Class
The first class will be spent
choosing images and starting to carve. The last class will be spent applying
the silk mesh to your stencils. I will supply a full sheet of stencil
paper, which makes the equivalent of four 11 x 17 stencils. Any image
is fine: abstract, folk images from various cultures, traditional Japanese
patterns etc. I have a huge library of copyright free designs to choose
from. This class is best done as four half-day sessions with time in between.
Indigo Dyeing with Resists (two days)
Indigo requires some kind
of resist, whether mechanical as in shibori, or chemical as in paste or
wax resist. We will explore the various ways of producing patterned fabric
with stitched and wrapped shibori as well as applying rice paste with
paper stencils (katazome). The first day we will concentrate on nui shibori,
the traditional stitched patterns.