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Conversations Series 1, Episode 2 ‘Nui Shibori/ Stitch-resist’
November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From left to right: (1) Carter Smith, (2) Jane Callender, (3) Mary Jaeger, (4) Ori-nui Shibori Tenugui, (5) Ana Lisa’s TERRA INFIRMA details, polyester felt with heat transfer.
A brief survey will be presented to view ancient stitch-resist in Japan, and kosode of Keicho and Genroku eras (the early 1600s) along with the Tsujigahana myth and work of Itchiku Kubota who translated the historical textiles into creating his own spectacular art of nui shibori. Presentation of hand-sewing and machine-sewn pleating will cover traditional and modern techniques, concepts, and patterns. Ana Lisa will demonstrate the smocking pleater which approximates mokume shibori stitches, and Catharine Ellis will share her woven shibori process using natural dyes. A contemporary adaptation of traditional processes will highlight the ingenuity and creative impulse of the artists and artisans.