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Stencil and Aobana Ink Making and Marking the Cloth for Shibori
November 20, 2021 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Hiroshi Murase, Master Arimatsu Shibori Artisan. | Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will moderate and translate the workshop.
Saturday 20 November 2021 | 15:00 – 18:00 PST / 7:00 – 10:00 JST (next day)
ZOOM Webinar | Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
“Aobana” (blue flower) is a traditionally used fugitive ink that can be washed away in water. Aobana ink is stenciled onto fabric as a guide for many Shibori techniques. You can mark intricate or bold designs on the fabric to be dyed. With the stencils you make in class, you can easily recreate the same design over a collection of different fabrics.
Aobana stenciling is one of Murase-san’s signature skills passed down through generations of his family. He is ready to share this invaluable skill with you to aid in mastering Shibori techniques. This stenciling technique can also be used to mark designs for Sashiko stitchery.