Beautiful Silks Institute of Textile Wisdom

Patricia Black Twist & Shape: Three Dimensional Shibori Workshop. Basic dyeing skills required to attend this workshop.

Patricia in Australia 2010 at Beautiful Silks

The workshop focuses on adapted forms of resist using acid dyes with an emphasis on silk's ability to retain a 3D memory. We will also shrink some wool to create 3D effects. January 7th, 8th, 9th 2013

The more samples will be manipulated and draped to form wearable sculptures to adorn the body.

Experimentation and personal detailing will be the the objectives.

Workshop outline:

Day 1 - Silk & Wool, degumming, fulling resist shrinking, twisting and manipulating. Shibori effects using simple household items as tools.

Day 2 - Dyeing, detailing, working overlays of colour

Day 3 - Personal touch, overdyeing, discharge, detailing.

If you want to attend this workshop you need to have basic dyeing skills

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday January 7th, 8th, 9th workshop booking code PB05. Doors open at 9am for a 930 start, concludes 4pm daily. Students are OK to stay in the workroom until 5pm.

Areas covered in this workshop - shibori arranging, clamping, degumming, dyeing, and further - discharge to create surface design patterns

Indulge in 3 days of cloth mysticism with Patricia Black.

See link The Poet of Cloth

Link to other utube Patricia Black work

Three wonderful days - one workshop - 12 people limit.

Cost : $365.00 includes all dye stuffs, but fabric packs containing 1 mtr of gumna, 2 mtr of habutai, and 1 mtr of organza satin is available on request for a special workshop price of $50 per person. Please pre order the pack to save time on workshop days.


Tutor Profile: Patricia Black

Patricia Black is a textile practitioner whose career has ranged from design for theatre and dance to teaching her specialized field of dimensional textiles using dyeing techniques whose collective Japanese name is 'shibori'.

Patricia is now living in Padova Italy, she has spent almost 2 decades in Europe teaching and tlearning the textile arts.

Having studied this art with Japanese dyemasters and
designers in Japan in 1993 -Junichi Arai, Hiroyuko Shindo and Kae Hayakawa.
Patricia learnt the ancient techniques of 'Shibori' and adapted them
using commercial dyes on silk and wool in place of traditional indigo to create 3-D forms that are flexible and texturally rich.
Patricia has been workshop leader in many schools and conferences worldwide including the ETN conference in Rovaniemi, Finland (2000) Haslach.Austria (2009), ISS Symposium, Harrogate (2000), HV Skolan,Stockholm and an annual tutor at Fondazione Lisio, Italy.
Featured in the 2005 San Francisco's Fine Art Museum exhibition 'Artwear', Patricia was invited speaker for the ISS conference in Harrogate,England (2001) Tama Art University,Tokyo (2005) and showd her work at Musee Branly at the recent International Shibori Symposium in Paris(2008). She is a member of the World Shibori Network and European Textile Network Texere (textiles in education committee.).

If you would like to pay with your credit card over the phone, please just call us with your credit card to manually book your place. Direct debit can also be arranged with staff. Phone 0394197745