Workshop: Shibori Dyeing with Emily Mulvihill

In this workshop, students will be introduced to Shibori dyeing, an ancient Japanese resist dyeing technique, and be given the opportunity to experience the beautiful depths of indigo dye while learning how to create a variety of patterns and textures on their fabric.

At the completion of this workshop, learners will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of how to prepare an indigo dye vat and maintain it
  • Demonstrate a variety of traditional folding and binding techniques that are characteristic of Shibori
  • Demonstrate correct care for dyed fabric
  • Understand the difference between fabric types and how the indigo interacts

Students should expect a day full of fun exploring the different shade levels of indigo dye and the variety of patterns created from different folding and binding techniques.

A linen tea towel and a cotton tote bag will be provided at the workshop, however students are encouraged to bring their own clothing, bedding, fabric if they wish to dye more items as well. Natural fibres are preferred for the ink to take to the material with the most effectiveness.

  • When
    Saturday 5 or Sunday 6 December, 10.30am - 3.30pm.
  • Where
    Workshop within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $140 ($125 Concession/Member)

Meet the Tutor: Emily Mulvihill

Emily Mulvihill is a Senior Contemporary Arts Conservator whose technical expertise, encyclopaedic knowledge and fascination for the materiality of art makes for a deeply enrichening workshop experience under her guidance.

Emily’s professional experience includes working as a Conservator for the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australian in Canberra, and for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York – where she was entrusted with maintaining some of the most valuable works of their collection including those of Claude Monet, Andy Warhol and Umberto Boccioni.

Emily has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School and a Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation from Melbourne University. Alongside her career as a conservator, Emily maintains her own strong artistic practice with ceramics and textiles, and enjoys sharing her love for artmaking with others.

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