It was good for us to have to go back to some techniques we had learnt earlier in the course and remember how to do them. Teaching someone else to do something always makes you have to be really clear about what you are doing and the correct sequence in which to do the various steps.
We started with the Dyeing and Shibori class. First we dyed small pieces of cotton using two primary colours, graduating the colours from one to the other (eg, red for one piece, blue for another and then variations of blue and red in between).
|The first lot of dyeing batching in the sun.|
|Silk scarf using one colour only.|
|Two colours used.|
|Elastic bands around beans.|
Also in the morning was the machine knitting workshop. In this class, there was an equal number of students and teachers. The students made a scarf.
|We were able to use the knit room, an ideal space for the workshop.|
The afternoon classes were Screen Print and Making Embellishments.
The Making Embellishments class had three teachers and one student! But we had fun. Actually, the three teachers all learnt, or became a bit more proficient at, a different technique taught by each teacher.
|Two of the teachers having fun.|
|Our one student doing some felting.|