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Shibori Handpainted Silk Scarves with Karen Dodds

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Guelph-based fibre artist Karen Dodds for this fun and creative workshop.

Karen will lead you through a full day workshop where you design and create your own silk scarf. Shibori is a fabric dyeing technique which resists dye and produces patterns on fabric. Learn about colour theory, dye mixing and common shibori dyeing methods.

Registration is required. Get your tickets on Eventbrite

Additional kit fee of $20 for all supplies, payable in class to Karen, cash only.

Students will purchase materials kit to make one scarf.

Please note: There will be a lunch break during the workshop. Participants may bring a bagged lunch or leave the museum to go get lunch in the area.

About Karen:

Karen Dodds is the owner/operator of Elvenwoods hand painted silk clothing is in Guelph, ON Canada.

Elvenwoods’ clothing designs are flowing and suit a variety of body shapes and sizes. Karen strives to create distinctive, quirky, boho chic designs that are colourful, feel lovely to the touch and are fun to wear. She makes all designs in her Guelph studio by hand. She uses many techniques on the silk such as cold batik, direct painting with a brush, shibori dyeing and eco printing with leaves found close to home.

Felted accessories are made by wet felting wool, silk, bamboo, tencel fibers onto a base of silk. She also uses many textile techniques in jewelry making such as weaving, knitting and crocheting.

Please visit https://www.elvenwoods.ca for more information about Karen.


September 23, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Guelph Museums


Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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