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Fiber Arts Workshop: Introduction To Bound Resist

Examples of Bound Resist
Examples of Bound Resist
Posted June 25, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
Last modified June 25, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine

For more information: 207-853-4650; eastportartscenter.com

Learn about a cloth surface design technique with origins in Asia and Africa and make your own bandana with fiber artist Susan Lehnen. Called Shibori in Japan, Tritik and Plangi in India, and Adire Eleko in Nigeria- the principles of the bound resist method are simple; areas of cloth are tied, folded or stitched and drawn tight, then immersed in dye. When bindings are removed, the reserved areas form a white pattern against the dyed background. Individual experimentation with these methods allows for much innovation and sophistication. It is fun and exciting to see what can happen with bound resist.

There is a cap on how many participants may attend, so registration is recommended. This workshop is recommended for ages 10 and up, but younger participants may attend with an attentive adult. Call 853-4650 or email publicity@eastportartscenter.com to register. $10-20 sliding scale. The Eastport Arts Center is located at 36 Washington St. in Eastport.

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