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Creative workshop on botanical printing on silk

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June 20, 2024 | from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From 18 years

€ Prior registration required

In this workshop you will learn the secret of several Japanese shibori techniques with the cochineal insect through the 15 years of experience that the teacher has in this technique.

This course is for designers, artists or those passionate about the textile world. The student will learn to dye with cochineal on silk scarf, with the itajime or Arashi shibori technique.

An extract of natural red color is obtained from the cochineal grain. crimsonwhich when mixed with acids (such as lemon juice) gives other shades of red, but when combined with alkalines it changes to purple.

Shibori is a technique of textile dyeing carried out by means of the dyeing block. In ancient times, in many parts of the world around the 6th century, various methods of experimentation were being carried out in textile weaving and of course in its dyeing, around the world each culture developed the technique that would redefine the identity of its culture. clothing, however, since communication between each country was so distant, it was common for innovative techniques to be created without knowing that these had already been carried out in another part of the world simultaneously. This was the same case with shibori, because although it is currently known as a textile dyeing technique created by Japanese society in the 7th century, it is believed that its origin dates back a century further to India, and it was brought to China through “The Silk Road”, while in Japan it was created a century later without any precedent, spontaneously.

Shibori is a textile dyeing technique that is carried out using various blocking dyeing methods, which leads to the creation of unique figures and patterns that are impossible to recreate with the accuracy with which it was previously carried out. For its results, the textile must be subjected to some dye blocking process, either by gathering, twisting, squeezing, pressing or sewing the fabric, which, depending on the methods used, as well as thanks to the dyeing process, these Blocked parts create a unique and unrepeatable textile pattern, which makes shibori a most impressive artisanal technique, due to its characteristic designs.

Marie-Isabelle Poirier-Troyano (Antequera, 1970), he studied applied arts at l’École Boulle (1988) and, later, at les Gobelins, Paris, (1993). In parallel to her practice as an artist, she trained as an interior and textile designer and worked with the Alberto Pinto Agency on the restoration of the famous Hôtel Lambert in Paris. She also created designs for Pierre Frey, Elitis and Manuel Cánovas in 2016, publishers of fabrics for furniture and decorative arts.

Currently residing in Genalguacil, displaying for the first time at the “Crisálida” Museum of Contemporary Art and individually all the aesthetic power of his work in an exhibition that brings together some of his initial works with his most recent production. The textile, understood in its widest formal diversity, is the medium through which the creator experiments with total freedom and follows her instinct wherever she guides her.


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