Monday, 25 January 2016

Organic Indigo Workshop

Julie Ryder Organic Indigo Workshop samples
Last chance to book in for the three-day organic indigo workshop I am running this coming weekend at Timeless Textiles in Newcastle.
This workshop will explore the many aspects of shibori in order to resist-dye with indigo – clamping (itajime), stitching (nui), pole-wrapping (arashi) and many other methods. The stunning indigo blue that is produced will magically develop before your eyes. We will also discover the magic of indigo resist paste printing and dyeing in the same vat, to produce stunning blue and white prints.

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Last chance to visit YELLOW

YELLOW exhibition at barometer Gallery
I have been so quiet on the blog front since the end of December that you could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps I had snuck away to some remote island, spending my days sleeping, reading and eating.....Well, that sounds perfect but unfortunately is far removed from the truth.
Since December I have been up to Sydney for a week where YELLOW has been installed - and it's the last day today! Barbara Rogers, Catherine Rogers and myself have all responded to theme of yellow for our annual Christmas show ( in the past it has been Blue, Red, White, Green....).  You can see two of my three pollen prints on the right hand wall. Catherine has hung some great digital prints on paper as well as some photos and Barbara has produced some amazing textiles.
I have also been planning my upcoming two workshops on Indigo dyeing with resist paste and shibori coming up at Timeless Textiles next weekend. I will do a separate post on this tomorrow, so for now ...hurry on down to Barometer before the show shuts!