Shibori Madness

Feel so fortunate to be an adjunct faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena!  This is from—what else?–my shibori class during the fall/winter of 2016.  One student (top image) even created curtains for her apartment!

I will be teaching this class AGAIN during the summer (2017) as well as a textile design course.  No experience is necessary, just a desire to create beautiful work! Registration begins in April.



Designing for Textiles: Saturdays 9am-noon, June 3 – Aug 19

Shibori: Saturdays, 1-4pm, June 3 – Aug 19

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Brett Barker

Brett Barker is a painter, textile artist, art/design instructor, and writer whose career spans more than 25 years. Originally from New Mexico, she now resides in Redondo Beach, California. She has taught fine art, artistic design, and textile design to numerous individuals, art guilds, and organizations throughout the U.S. She has a Master's Degree in Art Education from the University of Nebraska. Her artwork sells throughout the U.S. and is available on her website, She is currently undertaking a year-long investigation of Japanese shibori dyeing that will culminate in a trip to Japan to study under a master shibori artist in September of 2016. Her shibori blog can be found at Her surface and textile designs can be found at

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