This is a practical workshop where pupils use objects to create interesting and diverse prints onto cloth. The prints range from delicate patterns through to intricate coverings of deep reds, rich orange tones and earthy browns. Abstract patterns and geometric shapes are created using Japanese Shibori folding techniques.
Objects are wrapped tightly in cotton cloth to create a parcel. When processed the parcels are unwrapped to reveal abstract markings on the cloth. This process is fun and easy to do. The pupils respond to the images with delight when unwrapping the parcels and seeing their images for the first time.
These prints are then used to make wall hangings, pictures, 3D armatures and or artifact which relate to the curriculum or class room learning.