Art Port Townsend – Erica Iseminger

Fiber arts - Shibori and Indigo

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Showing artwork at Egg & I Pottery during the Studio Tour
1461 Egg and I Road, Chimacum, WA
Mail to: PO Box 943, Chimacum, WA 98325

Artist Demonstration

Shibori is the Japanese version of shape resist for dyeing fabric. By stitching, binding, folding and manipulating fabric prior to dyeing, areas are made to resist the uptake of dye. I will have undyed, bound pieces to view and am happy to explain the process used to achieve various effects.

Driving Directions

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From Port Townsend:

  • Take SR 20/SR19 south. 
  • Continue on SR 19 for approximately 10 miles until you come to the four way stop w/ flashing light in Chimacum.
  • Turn right at the light and you will be heading South on Center Rd. 
  • In 4.5 miles turn left onto Egg and I Road. 
  • After 1/2 mile, studio is on the left.

Artist Statement

Most of my pieces are done on cotton or linen. I enjoy patterns and the Shibori process adds a dimension of unexpectedness to the patterns. There is great joy to open up a bound piece after dyeing and see the results. The whole process continues to fascinate me.