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Discover this technique of “pojagi” without limitations, with it you can do whatever you want.
Let’s work works in large or small formats as well as all kinds of geometries. All this in a simple way, easy to make and with the sewing machine.
In this course we will make a piece of “pojagi” with which we will discover and enjoy the different creative possibilities that this technique offers, using silk organza and showing other fabrics that can be used.
This technique seeks to enhance the lightness, transparency and subtility of the organza, which on the other hand contrasts with the intense color that is achieved by dyeing it. You can create really spectacular artistic works.
In this workshop, we will teach the different qualities of silk, its characteristics and why and how each one could be used. Depending on the effect you want to obtain, you can use different silk qualities, but you must to know how to process it in order to work with them. So, we will show you the suitable stiffening and interlinings . And also the recommendable threads and tools to work with.
We will do a little sampler to try the different qualities of silk and techniques. Finally, we will show some works made by us, so you can see the posibilities of this material and the techniques.
There is a world of interlinings used to many things, like getting special effects, help in realization processes or simply do things that would not be possible otherwise.
Our long experience with silk and research to obtain new effects with it, has made us know and find easy techniques that facilitate the work and that allow to do really spectacular things for any person with a few average skills with the sewing machine, applicable to many kind of fabrics.
In this course we teach many working resources with different interlinings to make things from basic and simple to very sophisticated, but always an easy process.
We will teach you how you can change your fabrics. Starting with a commercial or hand dyed fabric you can get different textures and prints.
To do this, we may use found objects and everyday materials too. You can also create our own stamps from different materials.
We will work mostly on cotton, but we also can work on all types of natural fabrics such as linen, silk, rayon, bamboo…
We will work mainly with the following qualities of silk: organza, cheesecloth , hankies , decorative threads and hank .
Our main objective is to transform surfaces in new fabrics with which to develop artistic works as well clothing and accessories.
It is known that silk has many properties which are valued but it is not an easy fabric to work . Our long experience with this noble material and restlessness to achieve new effects with transparency, has made us develop techniques that greatly facilitate the work and allow to do really spectacular things for anyone with average skills with the sewing machine.
In this course we propose: Playing with overlays transparencies to create subtle shades and glazes, layering with surprise results but always fun and easy to make and two ways to get fabrics that bring us closer to contemporary lace.
These techniques can be applied to a fabric base , for example to make quilts or bags , and without base, accentuating the play of transparencies , such as pojagi quilts, clothing, accessories, curtains and lamps.
This pressure can be realized in different ways: making knots, tying, pleating, folding, rolling, sewing … each one receives a specific name.
In this workshop we will:
Itajame. Using different templates
Kanoko i kumo – knotted, pleated and pressed
Bomaki i Arashi – pleats
Maki-age, ori-nui, i mokume – sewn
It is a technique where the results are always surprising and spectacular. Fabrics stamped with these methods can be used to decorate foulards, make household clothes and for our patchworks or textile works.
We propose to experiment several ways to dye silk in order to obtain different textures and colors.
We will do that using materials and tools that we have at home, like citric or acetic acid and recycled plates.
We will work with acid dyes, because are so easy to find in a lot of suppliers, and also easy to use.
Working this way you can have dyed silk in few minutes without an infrastructure. You only need a microwave, a plate, citric acid and plastic.
First of all we will do some exercises with the same kind of silk (ponge), so you can see different textures with the same quality, because every kind of silk has different results, and we will see it after that.
You will learn how to do a degrade, shibori, two layers, …
We will bring some samples with us to show some works made with dyed silk.
You will learn to use reactive dyes performing different exercises like same color gradients, gradients from one color to another, color mixes, tied and reserves, overlapping colors, etc.