~Featured Class of the Week ~ DISCOVER DISCHARGE


Saturday, June 10th

10am – 3pm



Discharge involves the art of taking away color.  See the design potentials and the results on various fibers dyed with different dyes.  Experiment with immersion discharge and applying discharge paste by brush and stencil.  Try using potato dextrin as a resist paste to mask areas of fabric and reserve the initial color.  Explore bleaching and thiox discharge.



Barbara Pickettbarbara-pickett

Barbara Setsu Pickett and her Son Michael create highly textured silk scarves for their Mihara Shibori Studio collections. Barbara is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. The focus of her teaching and creative practice is velvetweaving, shibori, natural dyeing and artists’ books. Michael specializes in indigo dyeing and shibori and has created unique shibori patterns.


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Eugene Textile Center

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