Borders and Boundries Session/Workshop

I attended a Global Issues workshop by Jack Watson.  The session was engaging.  He presented several great collaborative experiences that he successfully implemented in class including murals from temporary materials.

“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.” – Brian Eno

Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop


Shibori- the Japanese dyeing tradition of tying, binding, and wrapping fabric to create pattern.
Indigo Dye- a dark blue dye that is extracted from the indigo plant through a process of fermentation.
Arashi- The Shibori technique of wrapping fabric around a pole
Itajime-The Shibori technique of folding fabric and clamping it
Kumo-The Shibori technique of wrapping objects in sections of cloth
Nui-The Shibori technique of stitching fabric
Oxidize- to chemically combine with oxygen
Resist-to withstand the effect of something (to block the dye from penetrating the fabric
Running Stitch- A basic stitch that is created by mobbing the needle over and under the fabric
Fermentation- the breakdown of an organic substance into simpler substances
Insoluble- cannot be dissolved

Historical Context NCAEA Session Presentation files



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