Woven Shibori Prayer Flags with Ghislaine Chock

  • 13 Oct 2023
  • 29 Oct 2023
  • 6 sessions
  • 13 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • 14 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • 15 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • 27 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • 28 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • 29 Oct 2023, 9:00 AM 2:30 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Register Online Now through October 12, 2023.

Join us for Woven Shibori Prayer Flags with Ghislaine Chock.

Have you seen colorful Tibetan prayer flags strung from trees or balconies and blowing in the wind? Weave your own flags to hang and spread positivity throughout your environment or community.

In this adventure you will weave five 18"x18" flags and dye them in an indigo vat using the "taiten" shibori technique in which warp threads are pulled tight to create a resist for dyeing. Woven of cellulose fibers, the blue and white flags will then be treated with a tannin and mordant before each is overdyed in one of five botanical colors. The auspicious flags are strung outside left to right in order by color: 1-Blue = sky, 2-White = air, 3-Red = fire, 4-Green = water, and 5-Yellow = earth. The five natural elements signify balance. They sync with your surroundings and wait for the wind to spread your blessings. 

Required Skill Level:

For this class students must be able to measure their own warp threads, and set up a 4 -harness loom, warping front to back or back to front.

There will be an additional supply fee of $40 payable to the instructor on the day of class. The supply fee includes yarns, tannins, mordants, and botanical dyes.

What to Bring:

  • $40 supply fee
  • Weaving tools: scissors, measuring tape, calculator, note pad, pen, sley tools, shuttles, and bobbins.
  • Dyeing equipment: protective gloves, apron, 2 large buckets 2-5 gallons, 5 zip lock bags for wet dyed cloth transport.
  • Beverages, snacks, and whatever makes you comfortable.

Instructor Bio

Ghislaine is an award winning fiber artist who has been weaving and dyeing in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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