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Shibori and Sashiko Workshop with Kate Ward at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal
For ages 18+
ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George St., Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
When: October 26 & 27, 2019, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
with a lunch break
Workshop Cost: $200 ($150 plus $50 for materials)
Materials provided include : Sashiko thread, sashiko needles, fabrics for indigo dyeing.
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Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation are known as boro. The embroidered and repaired cloths embrace the concept of ‘wabi sabi’, beauty in an object’s impermanence and imperfection, making a feature of the repair is the art of visible mending.

This weekend retreat focuses on natural indigo dye, hand-stitching, and mending. Over the weekend participants will discover the magic of indigo, shibori and sashiko. On the first day we immerse ourselves in the art of shibori, where cloth is bound, wrapped, stitched and clamped to create patterns on fabric dipped in a natural indigo dye vat; and on the second day we learn Sashiko embroidery, a Japanese textile mending and reinforcing technique involving a simple running stitch that creates beautiful yet practical embellishments used to mend clothes while also adding meaning and mindfulness to our work.



Write your Memoirs with Brenda Thompson

When: November 16 & 17, 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $65 ARCAC member, $80 non-member. Register & further info:

Where: ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George St., Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

This workshop is something that everyone can participate in as you do not have to be a published author, a professional writer, or even have an interest in writing beyond your memoirs.
The workshop, over two days, would teach techniques for short story telling that will enhance the telling of memoirs, structuring, and tips for telling life stories.