Instructor: Japanese Stitching
After two trips to Japan where she was introduced to ancient Japanese textile art forms, Kathleen learned the authentic techniques of the gorgeous Japanese dye process called Shibori and the white on indigo quilt stitching called Sashiko. As she became proficient in these processes she began to further explore their boundaries of design. She was inspired by the work of other well-known Shibori artists and she has explored techniques that mimic textures in nature. Kathleen uses the magical powers of indigo dye to communicate the soft edges and breath-taking beauty of Shibori on fabric and often incorporates Sashiko stitching into her work. Her passion for these art forms comes through in her workshops.