Thank you all for following my year-long “Julie and Julia” project to create shibori using natural dyes created using my kitchen compost. My EOY trip to Japan was an amazing, breathtaking experience- I was able to work with two masters: one, a heritage kimono maker and the other a master shibori artist. What a privilege.
I am currently, and still, working as a freelance textile/surface designer and of course, shibori has found its way into my work, my apparel, and my home.
Shibori has also entered into my art instruction. I am currently working as an adjunct faculty member, teaching textile design and shibori, at the prestigious ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. The photo above shows some of the student work from the shibori class.
If you are interested in the pieces created in Japan, or in any of my other designs, please see my website, www.brettbarkerdesign.com