Shibori for Quilts and Piecing

Oct 28, 2022 9:00AM—Oct 30, 2022 4:00PM


3-Day Workshop with Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Fri.-Sun. Oct. 28-30, 2022, 9am-4pm

Shibori resist dyeing is exciting and effective for creating fabric for piecing and quilting.

Students will explore three techniques to create modular pieces and lengths of silk and cellulose:  ARASHI pole wrapping:  KATANO sewing machine resist where the stitcthing acts like a clamp: and ITAJIME folding and clamping with blocks.  We will explore ways to create a series of modular pieces. Designing with our fabrics will be an integral part of classroom discussion.

There will be an indigo vat and we will use fiber reactive dye thickened and in immersion.  Students will learn to resist scour silk organza to create areas of stiff and lustrous patterns.

Ana Lisa will bring beautiful examples of traditional Japanese Shibori, examples of her own work, and books and catalogs to educate and inspire.


All Levels

Non-members $460 / Members $450  

Masks may be required in the classroom depending on community spread. Masks requirements may be subject to change. If you are not willing to wear a mask please do not sign up to attend a Studio Schweinfurth workshop.

About the teacher:

Ana Lisa’s signature shibori textiles are included in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, The Museum of Art and Design, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the De Young Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the Racine Museum. She has completed public art commissions for the Emeryville, CA city hall and the American Embassy in Brunei.

Recent exhibitions include a one person show at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2017. Recent group shows include The Box Project: The Cotsen Collection, Fowler Art Museum and Textile Museum, 2017, Focus on Fiber 2016, Quilt Visions 2016, Quilt National, 2015 & 17; Materials Hard and Soft, Denton, Texas, 2014; ISS international, Hangzhou, China, 2014, and ISS Oaxaca, 2016.

Teaching engagements include SF State University, California College of the Arts, as well as international conferences and craft schools.

She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants and is a fellow of The American Craft Council.