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The Art of Silk Dying 


The Shibori technique is based on manipulating fabric by wrapping it around a pole or rope, folding and clamping, or stitching. The fabric resists the dye and creates a pattern.

TIME: Saturdays, 10am - noon
DATES: June 22 June 29
LOCATION: Room 229, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
FEE: $80.  This workshop fee includes one yard of silk fabric

“Having an interest in felt after dappling in wet and nuno felting, I took two FeltLoom classes under the guidance of Laverne Zabielski. Inspired, I also have completed the Sibori dying class. More than a teacher, Laverne Zabielski mentors and guides her students through art theory and color theory while demonstrating the process of the art form she is teaching.  

“Laverne’s teaching methods are based upon sound educational pedagogy, demonstrating, explaining, and collaborating. After displaying examples of  FeltLoom products and listening to her students, Laverne introduced some wool rovings, silk, and ribbon embellishments that could be incorporated into the silk and wool batting scarf that would be created in the beginning FeltLoom class. Reminding students of the color wheel and simple art theory concepts to help guide us in designing our pieces.

“I left my first class with Laverne, inspired and empowered, believing in myself as a creator of art.  

Since the first class, with guidance from Laverne and the magic of the FeltLoom, I’ve made a shawl and then repurposed nuno felting scarves, I completed a 4’ x 6’ wall hanging. I’m looking forward to expanding my Sibori dying abilities.  Laverne Zabielski is unique, being a creative, skilled artist and teacher.” —Peggy W.

Earlier Event: June 15
Handmade Felted Fabric
Later Event: July 20
Handmade Felted Fabric