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In Arashi II: New Patterns & Possibilities  Ana Lisa Hedstrom continues her instruction of Arashi pole-wrapping techniques with patterns that are quick and easy to achieve as well as advanced multiple step designs.




Explore Arashi Shibori further with Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Anyone who has tried Arashi Shibori knows the magic of unwrapping the fabric and finding both planned and serendipitous patterns. Try distorting the fabric either before or after wrapping…or work with wool gauze to create textured shibori stripes of felted wool and loose gauze.

Instead of relying on the usual Arashi results, Ana Lisa challenges the viewer to consider new twists, plucks, and distorted pleats in an effort to push the boundaries of Arashi into new directions and dimensions. Unusual fabrics such as wool are covered as well in this workshop which is certain to expand both your skill, understanding and wardrobe.

A wonderful Arashi pole-wrapping workshop to be enjoyed after Arashi Shibori: A Language of Stripes also by Ana Lisa Hedstrom or independently. 

Arashi II: New Patterns and Possibilities is...

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After wrapping fabric around the pole either diagonally or horizontally, small pinches of fabric can be pulled out to create floating lozenge shapes between the stripes. This pattern looks complicated and mysterious, but is easy enough for a beginner.
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We normally wrap our arashi poles with flat fabric. What happens if we stitch and gather areas of the cloth before wrapping? Join me in this workshop to learn the various possibilities To make surprising new patterns on silks and cottons.
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Vertical lines are unusual in Arashi shibori. Instead of pushing the fabric up the pole, we gather and push the fabric together horizontally which creates vertical folds. The slightly undulating lines resembles a wood grain pattern.
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A two step process can make lovely fine lines which can run either horizontally or vertically. This technique will satisfy the dyers who need a challenge and want to expand their Arashi vocabulary.
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Ana Lisa starts with the basics by sewing a cylinder and pushing it onto the PVC pipe. She continues with diagonal wrapping with string to create diagonal stripes; then continues by adding a twist while pushing to make small raindrop shapes ( OChiri). Even more complex intersecting patterns are made by re-wrapping the dyed fabric in the opposite direction before dyeing again.
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Ana Lisa shares some of the historical examples from Arimatsu. These display the amazing skill and invention that the Japanese artisan employed in their production of indigo dyed summer cotton kimonos (yukata).
Arashi Ii Resources List

Bonus Workshop PDFs

This online edition includes a Workshop Chapter List as well as Updated Resources Guide, to guide you through your learning journey.

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2 Hours, English Language • 9 Videos + 2 PDFs

Ana Lisa Hedstrom Artist Portrait

Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Textile Artist • About the Instructor

Ana Lisa has been dyeing fabric for art wear, quilts and art textiles for over 40 years and still finds inspiration in the endless possibilities of shibori dyeing. Her signature shibori textiles are included in the museum collections of the Cooper Hewett Smithsonian Design Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the de Young (San Francisco) and Racine Art Museum. She has received public art commissions for the City of Emeryville, California, and the American Embassy, Brunei.

Ana Lisa  is a frequent instructor at art schools and international conferences including San Francisco State University and California College of Arts.  Ana Lisa has received two 
NEA grants and is a fellow of the American Craft Council.

Visit Ana Lisa’s website