“Creating landscape shibori using stamping and clamp technique with natural indigo and other dyes from plants indigenous to Seattle.”
Edric Ong, internationally known textile authority, author, and designer, will be leading workshops in design and natural dyes at Earthhues in Seattle. Edric Ong is renowned for his accomplishments in supporting and sustaining the arts and crafts of indigenous peoples. He has been recognized with many international awards in both categories of his work including the prestigious Aid to Artisans Advocate Award and the Mercedes Benz/Stylo Malaysian Designer of the Year Award in 2009.
Edric Ong will be leading workshops in design (Thursday afternoon, July18th) and natural dyes (Friday morning and afternoon, July 19th) followed by a trunk show on Friday from 5-7pm at Michele Wipplinger’s Earthues in Ballard (call 206-789-1065 for info).
Less well known are Edric’s skills as a dresser for his models, using his latest creations and natural accessories in scores of international fashion shows. In a free program at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Saturday afternoon, July 20th, 1-3PM, Edric will give a presentation on the sarong, including a demonstration with volunteer models (both female and male) showing, step-by-step, how you can wrap and tie this simple and comfortable garment in more than a dozen different ways.
David McLanahan, Jungle Arts and Flora (www.jungleartsandflora.com) and SDA member was instrumental in bringing Eric to Seattle. For more information contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.