Josie Clarke is teaching two fibre arts classes though the NBCCD this summer. They are instructed entirely online, so anyone in any location can take the class.
The two classes are:
Indigo Shibori Dyeing – Josie Clarke
Bring your very own indigo vat to life! Learn the science behind this historic craft and dye your own one-of-a-kind silk scarf!
Sat, Jul 31, 2021– Sun, Aug 1, 2021
Natural Indigo shibori dyeing: In this course participants will learn how to make their mark with one of the oldest plant-based dyes in the world: Indigo. Through live demonstrations, handouts and video tutorials, learn the science and history behind this amazing craft. Learn to make and maintain an indigo vat, and the traditional techniques of Japanese shibori: folding, clamping and stitching to achieve repeating patterns and create one of a kind silk scarf!
Dyeing with Earth Pigments – Josie Clarke
Learn to paint with earth pigments and dye fabrics with clays and soils from Atlantic Canada and around the world.
Sat, Aug 7, 2021 – Sun, Aug 8, 2021
Dyeing Fabric with Earth Pigments- In this weekend workshop we will be exploring how to achieve a variety of patterns using all natural materials like clays and soils. Play with colour using earth pigments from around the world, as well as many harvest right from the instructors region of Atlantic Canada. Participants will learn to prepare cloth for dyeing, experiment with pattern on a variety of samples and apply their final designs to a cotton bandana.
The Instructor: Josephine Clarke is a textile artist from Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. She explores the use of botanical dyes, earth pigments, and rust. Land based activities that once influenced her rural upbringing now inform her practice. Josephine began her current residency with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design after earning her Bachelor of Design. She teaches for community organizations such as the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, the New Dawn Centre for Innovation and events like the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival. She has exhibited at Celtic Colours International Music Festival, and Lumiere Art at Night Festival.
Here are the Eventbrite links for anyone who wants to register!