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Eco-Printing and Indigo Shibori
Camden, Maine, March 21, 2018—Amelia Poole is a fiber artist who uses traditional indigo dye and dyes from locally sourced plants to create extraordinary color, pattern, and texture on natural fibers. She will give a talk and PowerPoint presentation about both Japanese shibori dyeing and eco-printing on Saturday, April 14th, at the Coastal Quilters meeting. She also will bring samples of her work to pass around and have a small trunk show and sale afterwards. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lion Club and is free and open to all.
Amelia has used traditional shibori techniques and images to create modern works of art since she was 18 years old. Her larger pieces now can take up to 400 hours to complete. For her eco-printed work, Amelia uses only dye from plants she has gathered or grown herself. She has developed a mordanting (fabric treatment) method that creates extremely accurate, lightfast, and washable images on many types of cloth. Amelia says she has no secrets about her processes and is happy to share!
Amelia Poole was raised by scientists, and she brings her love of fibers and textiles, botany, chemistry, and history to her teaching and art. She received an MFA in Woven Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK. Amelia’s work, as well as the work of other artists, is available at her shop/studio, Ecouture Textiles, in Brooksville. She also shows her work at fine craft shows throughout New England.
Work below is by Amelia Poole; first two pieces are eco-printing and last two are indigo shibori.