Sunday, 31 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
|Shibori Silk Mandalas|
|Shibori Mandala Scarf|
|Silk dyed Mandala scarf|
|Karamatsu silk sample|
|Ori Nui silk sample|
Once they were happy with their designs and colour selection each student made a long silk scarf with Ori Nui techniques. This was an intensive one day workshop but the results were well worth the effort.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
We recently sent one of our artists to work with parents and staff from Haworth Primary and Iqra Primary schools to create two silk painted wall hangings.
|Bronte Parsonage & Hawoth Main Street|
|Bradford City Centre|
|Lower Laithe Reservoir|
If you would like to discuss an art project or visiting artist for your school or community group please contact Artists in Business at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to hear from you.
Friday, 15 July 2011
|Grass Verge by Kath Williamson|
Photography @ Central Hall will be an exhibition of two Yorkshire photographers, Kath Williamson and Steve Rayner, from Monday 5 September to Friday 4 October 2011.
Open times: Mon - Fri. Central Hall is sometimes open at weekends, please check out their website for details.
Central Hall is on Alice Street, Keighley BD21 3JD and has a lovely cafe where you can enjoy a good lunch.
|Millennium Square, Leeds by Steve Rayner|
Saturday, 9 July 2011
I had a fabulous afternoon teaching a group of wonderful textile artists how to dye Shibori silk in the microwave. The workshop was held at Ilkley Operatic Society and the students learned about wrapping, twisting and folding silk to create stunning patterns with colour and texture on silk.
The students learned two of the many different Japanese Shibori techniques to make patterned cloth - Arashi and Itajime. Arashi is about wrapping and twisting cloth around a pole before space dyeing. This creates a wonderful zig zag pattern, similar to the knitted fabrics in Missoni's Winter Collection. Itajime is a method of folding and clamping cloth to make repeat patterns and star bursts.
Once dyed and unfolded the patterns and the colours just sing out. Unwrapping the cloth is very exciting and the patterns form just like magic!
The next Shibori Silk Workshop will be on Saturday 23 July from 11am to 3pm at All Saints Church House, Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DS. We will be using Ori Nui techniques such as Mokumi, Kumo and Karamatsu to make complex cloth in vibrant colours. I hope you can join us!
To book your place or find out more please contact Jo.email@example.com or call 01535 654026