Scheduled Workshops and Lectures

Our world has changed tremendously in the last few months and we will all have to adapt to the changes. I am in the process of getting everything ready to do all of my workshops and lectures as Zoom meetings or on demand classes. You can read the descriptions by clicking on the links below. My Zoom lectures will be $595 for 45 minutes plus 15 minutes of questions and answers.

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At this time I have two lectures.

This is a combination slide presentation and trunk show. I will explain the concept of Shibori and show examples of many of the different techniques. The slide presentation is of my Shibori experiences in Japan and the US where I have done extensive studies. I will also show a collection of hand dyed fabrics and quilts made from Shibori fabrics.

Learn about the technique Debbie uses to design quilts that are beautiful and look complicated; but they are truly simple to master and will put beginners on a lifelong path of quilting. Accomplished quilters will appreciate Debbie’s sophisticated designs and ease of completion. Quilters also will get an up-close and personal look at 75-80 quilts pieced using her designs in various fabric selections.

Dye Workshop Booking Information

One Day class:
- Brief explanation of Shibori and indigo dye.
- Explanation of different kinds of indigo vats; natural, synthetic and pre-reduced.
- Making of a pre-reduced indigo vat.
- Explanation of Itajime Shibori and demonstrations of folding and clamping the fabric.
- We will then fold and clamp fabric to dye. I will also demo some marble wrapping, arashi pole wrapping and other fun techniques. The rest of the day will be spent working with the fabrics and dyeing. 
- At the end of the day I will explain the techniques to finish the fabrics. 

Day One:
- Brief explanation of Shibori and indigo dye.
- Explanation of different kinds of indigo vats; natural, synthetic and pre-reduced.
- Making of a pre-reduced indigo vat and a natural indigo vat.
- Explanation of Itajime Shibori and demonstrations of folding and clamping the fabric.
- We will then fold and clamp fabric to dye. I will also demo some marble wrapping and other fun techniques. The rest of the day will be spent working with the fabrics and dyeing. 
- At the end of the day I will explain the techniques to begin stitching for the stitched designs. 

Day Two:
- Short review of the previous day. 
- Brief explanation of Arashi Shibori and demos on more than one way to fold and wrap the fabrics on a pole for unique designs.
- Short explanation and demo on simple stitching techniques.
- Spend the day doing any of the techniques learned so far. 
- I will demo more advanced techniques for folding, wrapping, stitching to resisting the dye. 

Day Three and beyond:
- On day three we will continue working with all of the techniques plus it gives students time for more demos on more resist techniques especially if you want to do more detailed stitching techniques that are not commonly seen in one- and two-day classes. 
- Classes can be adjusted to meet the needs of the group. Some classes are five wonderful days of stitching and other resists.

Indigo Shibori Dyeing from Itajime, Arashi, Nui, Kumo and beyond.

This is a combination slide presentation and trunk show. I will explain the concept of Shibori and show examples of many of the different techniques. The slide presentation is of my Shibori experiences in Japan and the US where I have done extensive studies. I will also show a collection of hand dyed fabrics and quilts made from Shibori fabrics.

TERMS OF CONTRACT

Email for current fees for workshops and lecture.

Email:  debbie@debbiemaddy.com

Current allowable federal mileage reimbursement rate at time of presentation from my home in Graham, TX, to teaching site and back, lodging and meals. If the site of the lecture/workshop is within 500 miles of Graham, I would prefer to drive as I can take and show more quilts.

Round-trip airfare from DFW Airport. (You will be asked to approve airline tickets before purchase. Reimbursement of airline tickets is required within 30 days after purchase.) Parking expenses, lodging and meals.

In those cases when more than one guild is sharing travel/lodging expenses, should one of those bookings fall through, the remaining groups would be responsible for 100% of these costs. This may also include airline penalties for re-scheduling flights.

Contact Us

Debbie Maddy
Tiori Designs
P.O. Box 878, Graham, TX   76450
debbie@debbiemaddy.com
817-658-7315