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Sashiko & Shibori Workshop

August 17 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


This weekend workshop focuses on natural indigo dye, hand stitching, and mending. Over the weekend participants will discover the magic of indigo, shibori, and sashiko. On the first day, we immerse ourselves in the art of shibori, where the cloth is bound, wrapped, stitched and clamped to create patterns on fabric dipped in a natural indigo dye vat. On the second day, we learn Sashiko embroidery, a Japanese textile mending and reinforcing technique involving a simple running stitch that creates beautiful yet practical embellishments used to mend clothes while also adding meaning and mindfulness to our work.

MATERIAL COST: $80.00 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This includes fabric (cotton, linen, silk), sashiko threads and needles, fabric marking pens, contained within a cloth bag. At the end of the workshop participants will leave with a variety of different shibori patterns, a binder of notes on how to do the different dye and stitch techniques, a sampler of sashiko stitches and potentially a finished artwork incorporating the shibori and sashiko stitches.

Instructor – Kate Ward

Kate Ward is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research-driven practice investigates the relationship between art, ritual spaces and cultural meaning. Her practice engages with issues of public space and social engagement in contemporary culture.

Kate is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions and awards and she is represented in national and international collections in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and America. www.kateward.com.au


What do I need to bring to the course?

Please check the description above for material fee and additional items to bring. Material fee will need to be in cash to be paid to the instructor the day of the course. Many of these workshops take place outside or at least require walking to the Summer Stage where our events are held. Please dress for the weather, we encourage you to bring along a water bottle and paper bag lunch.

What’s the refund policy?

Attendees can receive full refunds up to 7 days before your events start date. After that, a special request will need to be made to the organizer.

Upon cancellation of the workshops due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstance a refund will be granted, Eventbrite will retain processing fees.

Where is the workshop taking place?

At Kings Landing, on the Summer Stage behind the Hagerman House. Please sign in at the Welcome Center, with your printed ticket, and they will give you a pass into the site and a map with directions. Never been to Kings Landing before? Learn more here.

Will I have access to the Kings Landing park with the purchase of my ticket?

No, if you wish to visit Kings Landing outside of the workshop times you will be required to purchase a pass for more information visit http://kingslanding.nb.ca/hours-and-prices/

Is there food available for purchase on site?

Yes, there is the Axe & Plough Café located in the Welcome Center as well as the Acorn restaurant a short 2-minute drive across the highway from Kings Landing.


August 17
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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