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RESISTING THE BLUES
March 27, 2013 - April 11, 2013
Jane Callender studied textiles at the University of the Creative Arts, Farnham gaining a BA (hons) degree in 1977. It was here that she was introduced to both indigo dyeing and shibori and she has been fascinated by this combination ever since. Her work reveals a passion for pattern manifest through shibori techniques, and as a stitch specialist her focus has been on motif construction and pattern rhythms. The method requires pulling up and tying off hand stitched threads and selected works can be dipped in the indigo vat as many as 20 times. She draws on tradition, the natural world and geometry; she may choose a fabric for its distinct surface appeal while other textile techniques and dyes are frequently introduced to plainer cloth. Collectively these result in her innovative and unique shibori textiles which have been widely exhibited internationally.
2000 Pattern Combinations, A step by step guide to creating pattern by Jane Callender is published by Anova, Batsford, and co-published in Japan by Bunka Shuppan in Japanese translation.