June General Meeting

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Wornall, KCMO

Shibori Dyeing Workshop

For our June General Meeting, Sarah M. Oliver will talk about the ancient Japanese art form of shibori dyeing that dates back to the 8th century in Japan.  Everyone will be able to participate in hands-on portion exploring itajime shibori techniques of folding, clamping, and binding fabric to produce dyed pieces.  As geometrical patterns usually emerge in the process of itajime shibori, an easy way to begin learning this style of shibori is to combine it with simple origami folding techniques.  We will fold, clamp, and bind our way to a beautifully dyed piece.

Sarah M. Oliver teaches costume technology for the M.F.A. Costume Design program at UMKC.  She returns to UMKC after working as the Senior Lecturer of Costume Technology at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Mrs. Oliver has designed and built costumes in the United States for theatres coast to coast: for the Los Angeles Opera to the New York City Opera.

While she has dedicated her professional career to designing, building, and teaching the art of costuming, Mrs. Oliver continues to indulge in her first love: the study of textiles and weaving.  She has traveled and worked internationally in China, Hong Kong, and Japan where she immersed herself in traditional weaving, embroidery, and dyeing arts.


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